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Dog microchipping information

Information on the microchipping of dogs. 

Do I have to microchip my dog?

Yes. All dogs over 3 months of age must be microchipped as of 1 November 2015, under the Western Australian Dog Act Amendment 2013

 

Why do I need to microchip my dog?

Microchipping helps local governments identify lost and stray dogs and quickly reunite them with owners, reducing the period of impoundment along with cost and inconvenience to owners

 

How much does it cost to microchip a dog?

Typically around $60, but your vet can provide you with costs

 

My dog is old and wouldn't cope with getting a microchip, what can I do?

Your local vet can issue an exemption certificate if microchipping the dog is likely to adversely affect its health.
If you have a certificate please provide it to us:

  • In person at the Civic Centre, 25 Dundebar Road or Clarkson Library, Ocean Keys Boulevard
  • By email: enquiries@wanneroo.wa.gov.au
  • By post: City of Wanneroo, Locked Bag 1, Wanneroo, WA 6946
  • By FAX: 9405 5499

 

I had my dog microchipped several years ago. I can't recall the number, how do I find it out?

Contact your local vet to have the microchip scanned, or contact the vet/shelter that implanted the microchip for the number

 

My dog has now been microchipped, what do I need to do?

Please complete your registration renewal form along with the microchip number and applicable fee, then return it to us:

  • In person at the Civic Centre, 25 Dundebar Road or Clarkson Library, Ocean Keys Boulevard
  • By email: enquiries@wanneroo.wa.gov.au
  • By post: City of Wanneroo, Locked Bag 1, Wanneroo, WA 6946
  • By FAX: 9405 5499

 

How do I update my dog's microchip details?

If you have the microchip number you can do a search via http://www.petaddress.com.au/ and update your contact details online. If you are updating any contact details, please remember to also contact the City of Wanneroo so that we can ensure we have up to date contact information

 

My dog has died, what do I need to do?

Please contact the City on 9405 5000 or email enquiries@wanneroo.wa.gov.au and provide the dog's name, address and animal registration number to update our records

 

What will happen if I don't get my dog microchipped?

Failure to comply with the registration and microchipping requirements under the Western Australia Dog Act 1976 can result in a fine of up to $5,000.00.