Your dog or cat should be microchipped from the time they are 12 weeks of age, at point of sale or change of ownership (whichever occurs first).
What is microchipping?
About the size of a grain of rice, a microchip contains a unique 15 digit identification number that is quickly implanted under your pet’s skin between the shoulders.
If your pet is found the animal can be scanned and identified.
There are some exemptions from microchipping including bona fide working dogs in certain areas within NSW, and greyhounds registered with the Greyhound Racing Authority.
Microchipping can only be done by an accredited person. A local vet can usually do this, or Council can microchip animals to be released from the animal shelter for a fee per animal.