Pet Exchange Register & Animal Sales

The Pet Exchange Register promotes responsible pet breeding and improves the traceability of dogs and cats being sold in Victoria.

If you advertise a puppy, kitten, dog or cat for sale or to give away in Victoria, you will need a source number from the Pet Exchange Register. This source number must be displayed on all your advertisements along with each animal’s microchip number.

A source number is required when implanting a microchip into a dog or cat born after 1 July 2020.

To report a concern about an advertisement for the sale or giving away of a dog, cat, puppy or kitten in Victoria, please see the Animal Welfare Victoria website here.