As many pets will lose their collar at some stage, a microchip is a convenient way to ensure that if your pet is ever lost, it can be brought back to you.
Pet microchips contain an identification number linked to a licensed Victorian animal registry. This identification number will include contact details for the pet’s owners, so that if your pet is lost or injured, it can be reunited with you.
In Victoria, a cat or dog 3 months of age or older must be microchipped before it can be registered. This rule applies no matter if you bought the animal from a pet shop, breeder, pound, or shelter.