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Since 1 July 2018

 Dogs and Cats Online (DACO) - is a state-wide database that allows pet owners to pay annual dog registration fees, update dog registration details, microchip details and much more. 

All dogs and cats must be microchipped by three months of age or within 28 days of acquiring the dog or cat. This also applies to existing dogs and cats. Microchip your dog for $10

All dogs and cats born after 1 July 2018 must be desexed by six months of age or within 28 days of acquiring the dog or cat. 

All dogs aged three months or over, living on a property for longer than 14 days must be registered with Council. 

Permanent registration tag numbers will be issued for all dog registrations - this is a lifetime tag, even if the owner moves to a different SA council area. From July 2019 you dog registration renewal notice will be sent by SMS or email or post.  You will need to wait for your renewal notice to arrive as a unique renewal code will included in the notice. (If your renewal notice has not arrived by August contact us on 8397 7313).


Renewing your dog registration

View the step-by-step video to help guide you through the process
What you need before you start

  • Your renewal notice
  • An email address
  • Drivers licence, if applicable
  • Valid concession card
  • Desexing, microchipping and training certificates (if you have not previously provided them)
  • Credit card or electronic banking details - if you are unable to pay electronically, please visit Council's Civic Centre to complete the registration renewal.

Go to Dogs and Cats Online

  • Select “REGISTER” and "Register/Renew Animals"
  • Enter your renewal code and surname (as shown on the renewal notice)
  • Check your personal details and update where needed
  • Complete breeder registration (for breeders of dogs or cats for sale after 1 July 2018)
  • Check dog details - and change the dog to be desexed and microchipped (a certificate must be uploaded to verify this change)
  • Enter payment details to complete the renewal process
  • Create a Login (your email address is your user name)
    You can also add a new dog to your profile and change that status of your animals (lost, deceased, etc) 

Dog registrations expire on 30 June each year and payments for registration renewals are due by 31 August. Late fees apply to renewals paid after 31 August.


Registering for the first time

View the step-by-step video to help guide you through the process
What you need before you start

  • An email address
  • Drivers licence, if applicable
  • Valid concession card, if applicable
  • Desexing, microchipping and training certificates (if you have not previously provided them)
  • Credit card or electronic banking details - if you are unable to pay electronically, please visit Council's Civic Centre to complete the registration 

Go to Dogs and Cats Online

  1. Select “REGISTER" and "Register/Renew Animals"
  2. Enter your details (including concession card details if applicable)
  3. Complete breeder registration (for breeders of dogs or cats for sale after 1 July 2018)
  4. Enter the dog details including microchipping, desexing and training certificates (if applicable) 
  5. Pay for the registration via credit card or BPay

The Certificate of Registration and tag will be posted. 


Dog registration fees 2019-2020

   Concession No Concession 

Registration

$38

$76

Microchipped

$35

$70

Desexed

$24

$48

Trained

$36

$72

Microchipped and desexed

$19

$38

Microchipped and trained

$32

$64

Desexed and trained

$22

$44

Microchipped, desexed, trained

$17

$34

Working Dog

$20

Racing Greyhound

$20

Accredited Assistance Dog

No fee

 Assistance Dog in training  No fee

Dog Business (1 dog)

$72

Dog Business (2 dogs)

$144

Dog Business (3 dogs)

$216

Dog Business (4 dogs)

$288

Dog Business (5-10 dogs)

$360

Dog Business (11-20 dogs)

$720

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Valid concession cards

  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
  • Health Care Card
  • DVA Health Card (Gold Card)

Replacement registration tags

Replacement registration tags can be ordered at Dogs and Cats Online for $10.
Or tags can be replaced by engraving the dog registration number on a metal dog disc, badge, tag or other device purchased elsewhere.


Update dog registration information

  • Change of address
  • Update dog microchipping, desexing or training details
  • Update the status of your dog e.g. if lost, deceased etc.

Go to Dogs and Cats Online

  1. Login using your user name and password
  2. Update relevant information

Name and address suppression in Dogs and Cats Online website

Name and address suppression enables at-risk dog owners to have their details suppressed within the Dogs and Cats Online website.

Application for name and address suppression in Dogs and Cats Online website 

Dogs and Cats Online suppressed owner information(PDF,39KB)


Access to information in Dogs and Cats Online

Members of the public can apply to the Registrar of Dogs for access to their register.

Application for access to information in Dogs and Cats Online


Transfer dog to a new owner

What you need before you start

  • Login and user name
  • Name, address, telephone number and email address of new owner

Go to Dogs and Cats Online

  1. Login
  2. Select “Transfer animals”
  3. Complete mandatory fields
  4. Give the dog's registration tag to new owner

The new owner will receive an email containing a transfer code to allow them to complete the transfer of ownership of the dog. If the new owner is not provided with the registration tag, they can request a replacement or purchase their own.

Complete registration transfer

Go to Dogs and Cats Online

  1. Select "REGISTER" 
  2. Follow the prompts 
  3. Enter transfer code and surname of new owner

Breeder registration

Breeders breeding and selling puppies or kittens must register on Dogs and Cats Online as Breeders - fees apply.

Go to Dogs and Cats Online

  1. Login
  2. Complete mandatory fields for registering as a breeder

Number of dogs on property

Council's By-Law 4 - Dogs, limits the number of dogs kept on premises and manages and controls dogs in the Council area.

Apply to keep more than two dogs fees are payable with this application.

By-law No 4(PDF,652KB)

 

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