Compulsory microchipping of young cats and dogs or when transferring ownership of cats and dogs from 1 December 2005.
Horses are now included as a prescribed animal for the purposes of micro-chipping from 1st of September, 2009.
You must be an Authorised implanter in VIC to implant microchips in VIC.
You must register owner details after implanting with a licensed registry in VIC.
We offer pre-paid registration to The Australasian Animal Registry who are licensed in VIC.
An Authorised Implanter is:
For the purposes of implanting a cat or dog:
i) Registered Veterinarians (Victorian registration) who have undertaken the DPI approved "Australian Veterinary Association Victorian Microchip Implementation Course"
ii) Persons with the following certificates:
- Certificate IV / Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Nursing
- Certificate III in Animal Technology
- Certificate IV in Animal Control and Regulation / Animal Welfare (Regulation)
iii) Persons with the following approved qualifications:
- VBN287 Course in Microchip Implantation Procedures Competency for Cats and Dogs, and who are employed by, or have a written agreement for supervision with, a veterinarian
For the purposes of implanting a horse:
i) Registered Veterinarians (Victorian registration) who have undertaken the DPI approved "Australian Veterinary Association Victorian Microchip Implementation Course" learn more about microchipping horses.