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Dog and Cat Registrations

Pet Registrations and Renewals due by 31 August 2020

Annual pet registration notices are sent by the Dog and Cat Management Board in July of each year.  Registrations should be renewed by 31 August of that year.

If you need to renew your pets registration or register a new pet go to  Dogs and Cats Online (DACO)

Dog and Cat Registration Fee Structure - 2019/20

Pet registration fees 2019/20

Mandatory microchipping and desexing

All dogs and cats must be microchipped, with puppies and kittens needing to be microchipped by 12 weeks of age or at the point of sale. If you become the owner of a new dog or cat that doesn’t already have a microchip, you must have one implanted within 28 days.

Dog and Cat Board - Microchipping laws

All dogs (excluding working livestock dogs) and cats born after 1 July 2018 must be desexed by the time they are six months of age*. If you become the owner of a new dog or cat after 1 July 2018, they must be desexed within 28 days. They can only be desexed by a registered veterinary surgeon.

*Exemptions apply. For more information, visit

Breeders and sellers

All dog and cat breeders and sellers must abide by the South Australian Standards and Guidelines for Breeding and Trading Companion Animals that were introduced in August 2017.

From 1 July 2018, if you are a breeder and you intend on selling a dog or a cat, you need to register as a breeder with the Dog and Cat Management Board.

You cannot sell a dog or cat unless it has been desexed and microchipped in accordance with the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995.