Latest News

Latest News


Here you can find the latest updates to our forms, online systems and procedures as well as information about new products and services.


August 1, 2020, V.I.Pet & New C.A.R. Products.

Central Animal Records is proud to announce the launch of our new V.I.Pet subscription. From less than $1.00/month, you can unlock 15 exclusive online features for your pet. We know how much pets mean to their owners, which is why we have designed the V.I.Pet service to help better protect your pet and ensure they can always find their way back home. 

Features include; Pet Profile Pictures, Owner Profile Pictures, Active Recovery Service, Lost Pet Poster Studio, Monthly Newsletter, Custom Reminders, Medical Condition Listing, Area-Based Alerts, Exclusive Discounts (C.A.R.), Exclusive Discounts (Partners), Priority Phone Support, Pet Age Calculator, Personality Listing, Height & Weight Listing, Gold Theme & MORE COMING SOON!

We have also released two new exciting products including Pet Portrait Certificates and SMART Collar Tags.

View our full product range - CLICK HERE




July 1, 2020, Source Numbers Victoria

From 1 July 2020, a dog or cat breeder’s Pet Exchange Register source number, or the source number of the council pound, animal shelter, pet shop or foster carer that owns the animal, will be required when implanting a new microchip into a dog or cat born after that date.

The source number will form part of a cat or dogs’ prescribed identifying information. An authorised implanter must collect and include a source number as part of the microchip registration form for all dogs and cats born and microchipped after 1 July 2020. A failure to do so may incur penalties under the Domestic Animals Regulations 2015.

Owner details on a microchip record may change over time, but the recorded source number will remain the same for the life of the animal.

Find our more about Source Numbers - CLICK HERE




April 1, 2020, AVA President Julia Crawford: Companion Animals and COVID-19

 Excerpt: AVA President Dr Julia Crawford has released a video message today, regarding the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for Australian pet owners and veterinarians. 

Dr Crawford has provided much needed up to date information, guidance and above all assurance in what is a rapidly evolving situation.

Dr Crawford stated all current evidence supports the fact that the spread of COVID-19 in the human population is due to close human to human contact and that there is no evidence that pets are capable of spreading the disease to humans.  The reported case of the 17-year-old Pomeranian dog in Hong Kong that had initially been suspected of contracting the virus after contact with an infected human, has since been shown, by follow up testing, to not have any measurable antibodies to the virus.

To read the article and watch the video - CLICK HERE






 We would like to express how important your well-being is to us at this difficult time. We hope you are staying safe and well, and we wish the same for your animal companions and those you care about.

 As we all continue to work together to overcome the challenges COVID-19 brings, we remain determined to provide “business as usual” for all of our pet owners, vets, councils and animal welfare organisations. As most of you know, we have an extensive list of services that can be accessed and performed on-line through the website using your authorised log-in and this service will remain available in the weeks ahead. However, if you need to call us, we have measures in place that, if required, our staff can work from home and provide the same service as you would normally expect from us. Although unlikely, there may be a delay from time to time in us taking your call but we believe that the system we have in place will involve minimal delays.

One thing that we have changed is that, with the current recommendations relating to COVID-19 and our commitment to protect the health of our staff and our customers, until further notice we will not be accepting walk in enquiries. If you need to submit a form for processing, please do so via email using or fax 03 9706 3198. These details will also be located on your form.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and co-operation.






January 31, 2020 - Registering a Pet From NSW or SA

If your pet is only listed on the NSW Pet Registry or SA Dogs & Cats Online, you can now register your pet nationally for the first time without needing to take your pet the vet for scanning. Simply complete our 'New Subscription Form (Payment)'.

Register your pet today - MORE INFO






January 15, 2020 - Switch to C.A.R. Form

 Central Animal Records now offers all pet owners (Outside of Victoria) the opportunity to transfer their pet's microchip number from their current national database to Central Animal Records. Simply download our new 'Switch to C.A.R. Form' and follow the steps outlined on the form. This includes contacting your existing national database to de-register the microchip and sending 'Proof of Ownership' to Central Animal Records. 

Switch to Central Animal Records today - MORE INFO






January 02, 2020 - Central Animal Records' Response to Bushfire Disaster

We, here at Central Animal Records, are deeply saddened by the extent and severity of the bushfire crisis that has affected our country over the past weeks. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families who have lost loved ones and our thoughts are also with those who have lost property, pets or livestock. The other and unfortunately ongoing tragedy is the loss of so many wildlife and such a massive area of vital habitat. There are many amazing people and organisations committed to the emergency care and treatment of burnt and injured wildlife and, if it were possible, we would like to help all of them. We have chosen to support our great friends at Zoos Victoria who have set up a dedicated Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund to assist the veterinary care of the injured wildlife AS WELL AS steps to address the ongoing issue of the loss of their habitat.

Microchips Australia and Central Animal Records will donate $0.50c to the Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund for every Trovan microchip and CAR subscription sold during the entire month of January!

If you would also like to contribute to the Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund please click here - DONATE 




December 01, 2019 - Updates to Breeder Re-Assignment Forms

Free transfers within two months of the implant date will only be available for Trovan 956 microchips using the new 'Breeder Re-Assignment Form (956 Only)'

All other microchips will benefit from a reduced transfer fee of $4.50 within 2 months of the implant date using the new 'Breeder Re-Assignment Form (Non-956)'

New forms are available to download now - MORE INFO