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Dog Registration

All dogs that are aged three months or over and usually reside in the unincorporated areas of South Australia must be registered with your local ‘Dog Registration Agency’, through the Outback Communities Authority. To aid residents, the Outback Communities Authority has established a network of ‘Dog Registration Agencies’ throughout the South Australian outback.

Dog registration provides a quick and easy identification of dogs, should he or she be found wandering, or become lost. Once registered, your dog must wear a registration disc that will identify him or her as belonging to you.

New laws for cat and dog owners and breeders will soon be introduced in South Australia. These changes are designed to improve dog and cat management and welfare and are the result of years of planning and public consultation.

Microchipping and desexing is compulsory - from 1 July 2018, it will be be compulsory for:

  • all dogs and cats over a certain age to be microchipped
  • all new generations (born after 1 July 2018) of dogs and cats to be desexed. Exemptions apply for working dogs, registered breeders etc.

Please click on the below links for further information:

Dog and Cat Reforms

Location of Dog Registration Agencies in the Unincorporated Areas

Fee Schedule, Current Disc Colour, Fees and Penalties

Dog and Cat Management Act

OCA Animal Management Plan

Be Your Dog's Best Friend

Visit the RSPCA to learn more...