Dog Registration & Fees

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At 3 months of age dogs are required to be registered and all dogs in South Australia are required to be microchipped.

Dogs and Cats Online is the central database for microchipped and registered dogs and cats and annual registration payments. Dogs and Cats Online will also be the register of breeders.

Existing dog owners and breeders should receive notification from Dogs and Cats Online (DACO) by your Preferred Contact Method whether that be Post, Email or SMS at the beginning of July of each year.  Should you wish to change the Preferred Contact Method please go on Dogs and Cats Online. If you do not receive a renewal notification for your dog, please contact your council. 

Visit the Dogs and Cats Online portal for registration and payment.

Rules for breeders

People who breed dogs and cats for sale must register with the Dog and Cat Management Board as a breeder. Your breeder registration number must be included in all advertisements for dogs and cats.

It is a requirement to disclose the breeder registration number and other information to the buyer at the point of sale. All breeders are required to follow the industry standards and guidelines.

Dog Registration Fees

Valid from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

Type of Registration Full Registration Concession
Non Standard Dog $85.00 $42.50
Standard Dog (Desexed and Microchipped) $42.50 $21.25
Partial Year Registration* 50% of fee 50% of fee
New Dogs Registered in June (each year) $10.00 $10.00
Greyhounds $20.00 nil
Working Dog $20.00 nil
Guide/Therapeutic Dogs nil nil
Replacement Disc (with or without concession) $10.00 $10.00
Penalty Late Fee** $10.00 $10.00

 * New dogs registered between 1 January and 31 May each Year - 50% of fee.

** Charged if dog is registered after 31 August each year.