At the Australian Animal Registry, our mission is to ensure the safe and speedy recovery of your valuable pet in the event it is lost. We are contactable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and when you contact us you will speak directly with a trained staff member.
Collars and tags can become lost, damaged or be removed. A microchip is a permanent implant that will remain in the animal its entire life. A scan of your pet will reveal the microchip number which can be matched to a database where all your details will be displayed so you can be quickly contacted.
Where an email address is provided on the form, the registration certificate will be emailed on the next business day. If no email address is provided and a printed copy of the certificate has been requested, the certificate will be posted within one (1) week of registration.
At Australian Animal Registry (AAR) we take animal registration seriously. We require the signature of both the previous and new owner(s) to facilitate the change of ownership. To change ownership please visit the Owners Forms page and print the Change of Ownership Form. Email, fax or post the completed form with payment to AAR. Alternatively, you may commence your change of ownership online.
For online change of ownership or if the previous owner's signature cannot be obtained, AAR will contact the current registered owner on your behalf. Please allow 2 weeks for online requests to be completed and up to 4 weeks for paper requests to be completed. Statutory declarations do not apply.
No. The chip is as small as a grain of rice. It is implanted using a needle by an authorised person, such as a veterinarian. The animal might feel slight discomfort at the time the chip is implanted, but nothing after that time.
Contact and get to know your local vet. They will be able to organise your pet to be microchipped and registered at the same time. Microchipping is performed by authorised implanters throughout Australia. Councils also offer microchip clinics - check your local council's website for information.
Contact the registry that is holding your pet's information and let them know your animal is missing. Check that your contact information is current. Call your local vet, local council and animal shelters. You may want to create a flyer and include a description and photo of your pet and distribute it within your local area.
Statutory declarations are not accepted unless in the case where the registered owner has passed away and a copy of the death certificate is not available. In this instance to transfer ownership, a change of ownership form must be completed and submitted together with the statutory declaration which outlines the name of the current registered owner.