Microchipping laws for the sale of cats and dogs

In Queensland all cats and dogs between 8 and 12 weeks of age must be implanted with a microchip. Responsibility for microchipping is with the person selling or giving away the animal.

The sale, implanting and tracking of microchips is regulated in Queensland. Only an authorised person may microchip a cat or dog.

This guide provides information about how to apply to become an authorised microchip implanter, the laws around implanting microchips and microchip registry services.

Last reviewed
November 16, 2015