Who Can Implant Microchips?
(1) For paragraph (a) of the definition of microchip implanter in section 4 of the Act, the following persons are prescribed persons:
(a) a registered veterinary surgeon;
(b) a person who is registered, or otherwise recognised, as a veterinary surgeon in another State or a Territory;
(c) a person who has successfully completed an approved course in the implantation of microchips;
(d) an authorised implanter within the meaning of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 of Queensland;
(e) an authorised identifier within the meaning of the Companion Animals Act 1998 of New South Wales;
(f) an authorised identifier within the meaning of the Domestic Animals Act 2000 of the Australian Capital Territory;
(g) an authorised implanter within the meaning of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 of Victoria;
(h) a person implanting a microchip in a cat –
(i) as part of an approved course of training; and
(ii) under the supervision of a person that is a microchip implanter other than in accordance with this paragraph.
(2) For paragraph (b) of the definition of microchip implanter in section 4 of the Act, the prescribed qualification for a microchip implanter is at least 12 month's experience in the implantation of microchips in cats.
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It is an offence to implant a permanent identification device unless:
(1) The person is an authorised implanter, and
(2) If the person is not a veterinarian they must also:
(a) be acting under the supervision of and be employed by a veterinarian (who is an authorised implanter), or
(b) acting under supervision of a veterinarian (who is an authorised implanter) who has agreed in writing to supervise that person, and
(3) The device is a prescribed permanent identification device.
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New South Wales:
You will need this accreditation if you intend to use microchip technology to identify companion animals (such as dogs and cats). You may require this accreditation if you are:
(1) a veterinary practitioner
(2) an animal welfare employee
(3) a council employee that handles animals
(4) a breeder.
If you are a qualified veterinary practitioner, you may apply for this accreditation by completing the necessary application form. If you are not a qualified veterinary practitioner, you must complete an approved training program before you are eligible for accreditation.
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Australia Capital Territory:
Microchipping can be done by Domestic Animal Services, the RSPCA or any veterinarian.
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You must have the correct qualifications and have completed a required course to become a microchip implanter.
Only a veterinarian is allowed to microchip a cat or dog younger than 8 weeks, and only if:
(1) it will not risk the animal's health
(2) they give the person presenting the cat or dog a signed veterinary surgeon's certificate to that effect.
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Vets, vet nurses or people with the following qualifications from a registered training provider can microchip pets:
(1) ACMMIC401A Implant microchip in cats and dogs; and
(2) A minimum of one of the following certificates:
- Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Nursing
- Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
- Certificate III in Animal Technology
- Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
- Certificate III in Local Government (Animal Management)
- Certificate IV in Animal Control and Regulation
- Certificate IV in Animal Welfare (Regulation)
- Certificate IV in Captive Animals
- Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services
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Microchipping is available at the Council Pound and RSPCA as well as vet surgeries.
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