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VIC Pet Exchange Register

Since 1 July 2019, any person or business who is advertising to sell or give away a dog, cat, puppy or kitten will need to be enrolled on the Pet Exchange Register.

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.

For more information, visit Animal Welfare Victoria or call 136 186.