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Greyhound microchipping

All greyhounds whelped in Australia after 1 January 2011 to be microchipped.

Greyhounds registered in accordance with the rules under the Greyhound Racing Act 2009 ("registered racing greyhounds") are exempt from the identification and lifetime registration requirements, and therefore microchipping of registered racing greyhounds is considered to be "voluntary".

When a greyhound ceases to be a registered racing greyhound, for example after being rehomed through an adoption program, it automatically loses its exemption from the identification and lifetime registration requirements of the Companion Animals Act 1998. Trainers must notify their local council when they transfer a former racing greyhound to a new owner.

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