Updating animal microchip information
In Australia there are multiple microchip registries.
Some are state government owned and others are privately owned.
The microchip is inert, has no battery and uses no energy, and will last for the life of the animal.
The microchip is injected under the animal's skin between the shoulder blades and is a simple procedure, which causes no side effects.
Microchips cannot be removed or fall off like the traditional collar and tag.
Information on the microchip registry can only be accessed by the authorised implanter, the owner of the animal, certain authorised government employees, and any other person providing the owner has given their consent, for the purpose of reuniting the owner with the animal.
State legislation changed so that all new pet registrations from must be microchipped.
It will depend on where you have/had your dog or cat chipped which microchip registry will/would have been used.
In NSW all dogs and cats are required to be entered onto the Companion Animal Register (CAR) and registered once they are 6 months of age.