Who Can Implant Microchips?

Tasmania: 

(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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Victoria: 

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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Queensland: 

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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South Australia: 
If your pet does not yet have a microchip, any vet can implant one for you. 

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Western Australia: 

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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Northern Territory: 

Microchipping is available at the Council Pound and RSPCA as well as vet surgeries.

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