New Rules For Selling Or Giving Away Cats and Dogs
From 1 July 2019 the rules have changed for selling or giving away kittens, cats, puppies and dogs.
Any advertisement must include the following identification number:
- Microchip Number for each animal OR
- Breeder Identification Number OR
- Rehoming Organisation Number
Sellers can be issued an on-the-spot fine by an enforcement officer of $330 if they do not include an identification number in an advertisement.
These requirements apply to all forms of advertising, including newspapers, posters, community notice boards and all forms of social mediaincluding Facebook and websites such as Trading Post, Gumtree etc.
Further information on the new requirements can be found at
To report a breach of the new requirements go to