Dog registration provides safety and security for dogs, owners and the community.
Dog and Cats Online - a new way to register your dog from 1 July
From 1 July 2018, Dogs and Cats Online (DACO) will be the new way to register your dog (or cat in those councils where cat registration applies).
Dogs and Cats Online has been developed to allow pet owners to instantly update registration or microchip details if you move house or change phone numbers, and pay your annual council registration fees.
Dogs and Cats Online will also assist councils, shelters and the general public in reuniting lost pets with their owners.
For more information, visit: Dog and Cat Management Board
All dogs must be registered every year and wear a council-issued registration tag when in public.
Dog registration fees help to, in part, support the Good Dog SA website, visit: www.gooddogsa.com
Register your dog
To register your dog with the Council, download and complete the Application for Dog Registration Form.
You will be required to provide documentation to prove your identity and age (such as a driver’s license, passport or proof of age card) as part of this application.
Change your registration details
To notify the Council of a change in your dog registration details, download and complete the Change of Dog Registration Details Form
To renew your registration, you need to pay your dog's registration fee by the due date (31 August). Please note, payments made after this date may incur a penalty fee.
If you are seeking any of the rebates, make sure you provide the Council with copies of all relevant documentation (detailed in the table below).
If you are a concession card holder, please present your applicable State or Commonwealth concession card to the Council.
Fees and rebates
Standard Dog = a dog that is both desexed and microchipped
Non-Standard Dog = all other dogs, even if they are exempt from rules around desexing or microchipping, such as dogs belonging to registered breeders, working livestock dogs, etc.
|Not desexed, microchipped or trained (NS)||$70.00||$35.00||N/A|
|Desexed only (NS)||$42.00||$21.00||
|Desexed & trained (NS)||$35.00||$17.50||
|Desexed & microchipped (S)||$35.00||$17.50||
|Desexed, microchipped & trained (S)||$28.00||$14.00||
|Trained only (NS)||$63.00||$31.50||
|Trained & microchipped (NS)||$56.00||$28.00||
|Microchipped only (NS)||$63.00||$31.50||
|Guide, Disability or Hearing Dog||No fee||No fee||
|Transfer from other Council in SA||$5.00||$5.00||
|Puppies which are 3 months of age or less as at 1 January each year are eligible for a 50% discount of the scheduled fee above (proof required).|
State and Commonwealth concession cards and income types accepted for rebate on dog registration include:
|Cards & income types:|
|Health care card||State concession card||Income tested low income earners|
|Pension concession card||Repatriation Gold Health Card|