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Do you need to microchip and register you dog or cat if you are moving to Australia?

If you are going to live in NSW, you must identify and register your cat or dog with your local council within three months of your arrival.

Cats and dogs being imported to Australia must meet Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) import conditions, including the requirement for microchipping before import to Australia. This is to minimise the risk of exotic diseases being introduced into Australia.

Australia is free from many animal-related diseases found in other parts of the world.

For further information on microchipping and registration requirements in NSW, contact your local council on your arrival in NSW.

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