If you want to sell, adopt or give away any pet or animal on www.123Sold.com.au you  must read this and follow the rules and regulations relating
to the sale, change of ownership, as well as the legal requirements and the licencing required for pets and animals.

At 123Sold we care about animal welfare the responsibility of pet ownership and animal rights and have the following conditions and policies which applies to all users of 123Sold.

We will not allow, support or facilitate in any way the uncontrolled or irresponsible breeding of pets such as dogs and cats, we do NOT allow backyard breeders to advertise on this site nor will we allow the site to be used for irresponsible commercial pet trading and not allow 123Sold website to be used to trade dogs or any other animal (eg. Chickens, cats and other species) for the purpose of fighting or exploitation.

We depend on you our users to help keep the animals safe and cared for, so if you find any listing on 123Sold which are unsafe, irresponsible or cruel or do not follow our rules and are in breach of any State or Federal Law please notify us as soon as possible so we can take the appropriate action.


Please READ as the following policies which apply to all users of 123Sold

A date of birth must be provided for the pet for sale or adoption and for being given away.

Most pets have to be of a certain age before they passed on by, selling, adoption or given away.

The recommendation is as follows;

  • Young animals should be self-sufficient –
     For example can they feed themselves without help.
  • Cats and Dogs: must be 8 weeks old or older
  • Rabbits: have to be at least 6 weeks old
  • Guinea Pigs, Mice and Rats: need to be 4 weeks old
  • Birds: must have all their feathers
  • Ferrets: at least 10 weeks old


There are strict rules in place for Microchipping of Cats and Dogs and any listings on 123Sold MUST comply with these rules.

You must also comply with all federal and State laws. (An overview is shown below)
The list of States and the regulation are shown below, as this is an overview of the laws and regulations that apply in each State, it is your responsibility to make sure you comply with all applicable laws and regulations with further research. (Google will help)



Compulsory Microchipping Legislation?



Section 84 of the Domestic Animals Act 2000 and Regulation 7 of the Domestic Animals Regulation 2001 requires microchipping of cats and dogs prior to sale/transfer and by 12 weeks of age.

Regulations 7 and 9 of the Domestic Animals Regulation 2001 outline what information must be recorded in the microchip database.



Section 8 of the Companion Animals Act 1998 requires microchipping of cats and dogs prior to sale/transfer and by 12 weeks of age.

Regulation 8 of the Companion Animals Regulation 2008 outlines what information must be recorded in the microchip database.





Section 14 of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 requires microchipping of cats and dogs prior to 12 weeks of age unless there is a reasonable excuse (such as a signed veterinary certificate that it would be detrimental to the animal’s health to implant it or it is an exempt dog).

Schedule 2 of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 and Schedule 4 of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Regulation 2009 outline what information must be recorded in the microchip database.



By law, from July 1, 2018, all South Australian dogs and cats must be microchipped. That microchip number must be registered on the new state-based Dogs and Cats Online system, which is free to use.



Section 15A of the Dog Control Act 2000 requires microchipping of dogs by 6 months of age. Part 3 of the Cat Management Act 2009 requires microchipping of cats by 6 months of age.



Section 10C of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 requires cats and dogs to be microchipped as a condition of registration (which is compulsory once the animal is 3 months of age). However the requirement to microchip prior to sale/transfer under section 12A only applies to domestic animal businesses.

Regulation 12 of the Domestic Animals Regulations 2005 outlines what information must be recorded in the microchip database.

Section 12A (2) of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 requires an animal’s microchip number to be displayed in any advertisement for the animal, but not at the point of sale. If the seller is a ‘domestic animal business’ the breeder must display the microchip number or the breeder registration number, and the name of the issuing Council.



Microchipping has been introduced for all dogs in WA from the following dates:

  • From 1 November 2013, dogs must be microchipped when they are registered for the first time or when a change of ownership occurs.
  • By 30 November 2013 all dangerous dogs, which includes restricted breeds, and commercial security dogs, must be microchipped.
  • By 1 November 2015, all dogs must be microchipped.

For cats, Sections 14 and 23 of the Cat Act 2011 requires microchipping of cats prior to transfer/sale and by 6 months of age.


We suggest before adding your pet for sale, adoption or to give away make sure it is Microchipped, vaccinated and desexed, so a visit to the vet is reccomended  before you part with the pet.

There are some breed which are banned in Australia are:

  • Pit Bull Terrier breeds, including American Pit Bull Terrier.
  • Dogo Argentino.
  • Fila Brasileiro.
  • Japanese Tosa.
  • Perro de Presa Canario or Presa Canario.

The regulations also provide for a restricted breed dog to include any dog of a mixed breed that visibly contains any of the above prohibited breeds.



When considering buying or adopting a cat or dog, you should always do your research first:

  • Make sure you can meet the animal's needs. You need to understand the breed, the animal's characteristics, expected lifespan, and how much time and money is needed to look after the pet
  • Consider introducing a new cat or dog to any existing pets, and get advice if you're unsure whether the animals will be compatible.
  • Make sure your children know how to safely interact with your cat or dog
  • Contact the breeder or seller if you have any questions about the origin of a cat or dog
  • Research the breeder or seller and, if possible, visit the facility where the animal has been bred or is being housed in order to assess the animal’s living conditions and welfare and see the pets parents
  • Check if the cat or dog is up to date with vaccinations, flea and worm treatments
  • Make sure the animal is microchipped and registered
  • Native animals are protected under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 in New South Wales.
    You need a licence to buy, sell or trade live native animals on a commercial basis.
    You also need a licence to import almost all protected native animals into New South Wales or export them from the State.
    If you want to keep native animals as pets, you'll need an animal keeper licence for the following;
     Reptile keeper licence,  Frog keeper licence,  Mammal keeper licence

  • other states please check the regulations relating to licencing for native species

Please do the right thing by your pet and follow the rules.

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