Get your mate microchipped for free!

Cessnock Council is inviting residents of the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) to have their dog microchipped for free at Council’s Administration Building carpark on Saturday 8 May between 9.00am and 1.00pm.


Every year animals go missing from their homes due to inadequate fencing, theft or extraordinary escape artist skills. Making sure your pet is microchipped can be the difference between life and death.

Whilst there are ways we can prevent our companions from getting loose, microchipping is a permanent method of identification and is every owner’s best chance of being reunited with their furry friend. A Microchip is a tiny rice grain-sized 'chip' which is injected under the skin of your pet. Owner and animal details are contained in the chip and can be checked by vets, Council and animal shelters.

Cessnock City Council General Manager, Lotta Jackson said losing a pet can be a traumatic experience for families.

“Council is proud be offering residents with more opportunities to keep their mates safe. Pets who are microchipped have a better chance of being reunited with their owners. I encourage all dog owners to take advantage of this free offer.”

As an added bonus, the first 30 dogs to be microchipped on the day will receive a FREE dog tag engraved with their name and their owner’s contact details.

This event is open to residents of the Cessnock LGA only, and proof of residence will be required on the day. No bookings are required. For more information visit