About Central Animal Records

Established in 1989, Central Animal Records commenced operation as one of Australia's first microchip registries. Since its inception, Central Animal Records has worked closely with Local and State Governments and their associations , Animal Welfare organisations, the pet industry and veterinarians and the Australian Veterinary Association, to become and continue to be, one of the leading microchip pet microchip registries in Australia. Central Animal Records was also the first to adopt a 24 hour per day, 7 day per week Animal Recovery Service, that ensured that an operator was available at any time of the day or night to assist with the return of a lost or injured animal to their owners. In 1998, Central Animal Records became the first microchip registry to be approved by Domestic Animal Registries Incorporated - the Registry Watchdog at that time. In 2004 Central Animal Records became the first Nationally accredited microchip registry by the Australian Veterinary Association in Australia . In 2006 Central Animal Records became the first accredited companion animal microchip registry by the Victorian Government ,under the new and revised Domestic (Feral & Nuisance) Animals Act and Regulations , via the Department of Primary Industry, Bureau of Animal Welfare.

What we do

Central Animal Records not only provides a 24 hour National recovery service for microchipped pets, but also offers a range of registry and data management services to many Government and Non Government Agencies and Companies. Essentially, we act as a service provider, utilising our expertise to provide a centralised National or International registry and data maintenance service that can be customised to suit a great number of applications. In doing so, we pride ourselves in developing and implementing protocols that ensure data integrity and are able to leverage the significant investment that we make in our team members , resources and technology, to provide you with the best product. Our experience, since inception in 1989, and demonstrable committment to service and data integrity, we trust, make it attractive for organisations to seek and utilise our services rather than develop their own.

Companion Animal Microchip Registry

Our highest profile role has been in the operation of one of Australia's leading companion animal microchip registry. In this role, we operate a 24 hour, 7 day per week Animal Recovery Service and work closely with , State governments, Legislative developers, Municipal Councils and their representative State Associations in all Australian States and Territories, Animal Welfare agencies, Microchip distributors and the Australian Veterinary Association both at National and State level . We have established a functional system integrated in to other accredited National Microchip Registries that helps ensure lost or stolen animals can be returned to their owners. We offer a Lifetime Subscription Product to Implanters of microchips in Companion Animals either direct or via distributors of identification technology whether it be by microchip or external tag or a combination of both. Animal/ Owner Data is maintained and able to to be modified for the lifetime of the animal . A subscription is not transferable to another animal. The following components are part of a suite of services available when purchasing our companion animal subscription product:

  1. Establishment and recording of end-users data and the creation of the lifetime subscription on the registry.
  2. Certificate of Identification or Identification Acknowledgement emailed or posted directly to the pet owner.
  3. Unique numbered External Identification Tag that is linked to subscription.
  4. Coverage by the Animal Recovery Service that operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
  5. Easy access to updating of animal and owner information via the web or by phone.

Registry Service Provider

Central Animal Records continues to successfully provide Registry Services for a number of other Government and non Government Agencies. In each case, ownership of the data does not reside with Central Animal Records.  We merely act as a service provider and are subject to very specific guidelines including external audit to ensure privacy, data integrity and appropriate and timely service delivery. Further, we can also put together a number of specific components that can add value to your own product. Certificates of Identification, Identification Acknowledgements, linking numbered external tags, and working with existing identification systems can all comprise the final product obtainable from Central Animal Records.