The City of Newcastle - masthead


All cats and dogs must be permanently identified with a microchip either by:

  • 12 weeks of age
  • Point of sale
  • or change of ownership, which ever occurs first
  • If you are giving away your pet you MUST have it microchipped first.

PDF Microchip fact sheet (269kb)

It is the responsibility of the current owner to transfer the microchip into the new owners name.

It is important to remember that microchipping does not take the place of council registration - you must still register your pet at six months of age.

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Contact us

City Administration Centre
282 King Street
Newcastle NSW 2300

Tel: 02 4974 2000