Find out about free microchipping.  

Microchipping timetable

A microchip carries a unique number and responds to a scanner so if your dog is lost, stolen or has escaped or strayed, it can be easily identified. All dogs registered with Southland District Council can access free microchipping. All dogs are required to be microchipped, other than dogs used mainly for herding or driving stock. Microchipping does not replace dog registration.

All dogs eligible to be registered with Southland District Council can be microchipped for free. All dogs must be registered by three months of age.


Area Feb '23 Mar '23  Apr '23 
Invercargill Office (car park) Wed 1st 11.30am-12pm None Wed 5th 11.30am-12pm
Otautau office (at rear) None Tues 7th 11.30am-12pm None
Lumsden (railway station) None Wed 8th 11.30am-12pm  None
Riverton office None Thu 9th 11.30am-12pm None
Winton (opposite SDC office) Tues 7th 11.30am-12pm None Tue 4th 11.30am-12pm
Te Anau office (at rear) None Thu 16th 11.30am-12pm None
Wyndham office (at rear) Tues 14th 2.00-2.30pm None Tue 18th 2.00pm-2.30pm