Thousands of pets are destroyed each year simply because they lack identification. At Allambie Vet Clinic, we are able to Microchip and register your pet into the 2 relevant Microchip Databases.

Why 2 databases?
The first is the Companion Animal Registry. The new Companion Animals Act, which first came into effect in September 1998, is designed to benefit pets, their owners and the wider community. The permanent identification and lifetime registration system which came into effect on 1 July 1999 greatly assists authorities in returning lost and injured animals to their owners. It provides NSW councils with a more effective means of keeping track of dogs and cats for the benefit of the wider community.

The second is the Australian Animal Registry which is an Australia-wide directory, which registered vets have access to. This registry is regarded by many as the most reliable animal microchip database across Australasia. The AAR provides an accurate and independent service designed to assist in the speedy recovery of registered animals.

What exactly is a Microchip?
Microchips are a small chip (as small as a grain of rice) with a unique number assigned to it. It is a safe and easy for of identification for your pet. The chip can be read by anyone with the appropriate scanner. Once the microchip is in place, it cannot be lost, removed or altered for the life of your pet.

So what happens if my pet is lost?
All lost animals that are taken to pounds, vets or other lost animal services will be scanned for their microchip, and if they have one, they will be looked up in the relevant database, and can be reunited with their owners quickly and efficiently.

The Companion Animal Act was introduced by the NSW Government in 1998 to protect pets, their owners and the broader community. Under the Act, all owners of puppies and kittens must take 2 steps to provide lifetime protection for their pet.

  • STEP 1:
    Microchip your pet

  • STEP 2:
    Register your pet with your local council

    Local Councils surrounding Allambie Vet Clinic

    • Warringah Council
      Phone: (02) 9942-2111
      Hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm (Monday to Friday)

    • Manly Council
      Phone: (02) 9976-1500
      Hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm (Monday to Friday)

    • Pittwater Council
      Phone: (02) 9970-1111
      Hours (Mona Vale): 8.00am - 5.30pm (Mon to Thu) 8.00am - 5.00pm (Fri)
      Hours (Avalon): 8.30am - 5.30pm (Mon - Thu) 8.30am - 5.00pm (Fri)

    • Ku-ring-gai Council
      Phone: (02) 9424-0000
      Hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm (Monday to Friday)

    • Mosman Council
      Phone: (02) 9978-4000
      Hours: 8.30am -5.00pm (Mon, Wed to Fri) 8.30am - 7.00pm (Tue)

    • Willoughby Council
      Phone: (02) 9777-1000
      Hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm (Monday to Friday)

    Australian Animal Registry (AAR):
    Phone Number: (02) 9704 1450
    Web Site:

    Companion Animal Record (CAR):
    Phone Number: (02) 4428 4100


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