Dog Registration

Dog registration provides safety and security for dogs, owners and the community.

A new way to register your dog from 1 July

From July 1, dog (and cat) registrations are managed online!

Dogs previously registered with the Council will be transferred to Dogs and Cats Online (DACO) – the new state-wide database.

DACO 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.


Renewing your dog registration using the new online system

For dog owners who live in the Norwood Payneham & St Peters Council area, your dog registration renewal notices will be sent out late July and will be due at the end of August.

It is important dog owners wait for their renewal notice before going online in order to avoid duplications in the system.

A step by step flyer will accompany the renewal notice to assist owners through the transition process to the new registration database. Electronic instructions will also be available to users on the DACO website.

Visit Dogs and Cats Online


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.




Required documentation/information

Not desexed, microchipped (NS) $70.00 $35.00  N/A
Desexed & microchipped (S) $35.00 $17.50
  • Certificate of desexing
  • Certificate from a microchipping agency.
Assistance Dog (Guide dog).  No fee  No fee
  • Proof in the form of relevant documentation 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