COVID 19

Council has implemented strict protocols to ensure we comply with directions issued by government in relation to managing the COVID 19 risk. These protocols apply to our staff, our customers and visitors to our premises, and councillors alike. Some non-essential services have ceased altogether, others are still in operation but due to social distancing have added levels of complexity. Please be understanding that we will do our best to maintain services and help in what are unique and challenging circumstances.

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Information regarding permanent identification through microchipping.

Under the Companion Animals Act 1998, owners of puppies/kittens and certain groups of dogs/cats must now take two steps to permanently identify their animals:

  • Step one – permanent identification through microchipping
  • Step two – lifetime registration with a local council

What Animals Need to be Microchipped?
The following groups of dogs/cats must be permanently identified through microchipping:

  • Dogs/cats born, sold or given away after July 1999
  • Puppies/kittens must be microchipped before they are 12 weeks old
  • Dogs/cats not currently registered with a local council

Microchipping costs $60.50 per animal.

 

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