Dog & Cat Management

Microchipping - It's Compulsory

From the 1st July 2018 it became compulsory for all dogs and cats to be microchipped.  This includes working dogs and all cats and dogs over the age of 3 months.

Microchips assist Council in returning your pet as quickly as possible and limit the number of impounded animals.

Council is offering a microchipping service for a cost of $50.00 per animal.

To register your interest, please use the following online form:

Owner Details
Contact Phone Number
Email Address
Animal Details
Is the animal a dog or a cat?
Name of Animal
Gender - Male or Female
Is the Animal Desexed - Yes or No
Breed of Animal
Usual place the animal is kept
If you see this, leave this form field blank.

Send a copy of the submitted form to this email address.

When do I have to register my dog?  Dogs and Cats Online

From July 1 2018, Dogs and Cats Online will be the central database for microchipped and registered dogs and cats.  This will also include registration payments and the breeders register.

People who wish to breed dogs and cats to give away or for sale after 1st July 2018 must be a registered breeder with the Dog and Cat Management Board.  All advertisements for new dogs and cats must quote the registration number of the breeder.  All breeders will also be required to follow the new industry standards and guidelines.

The owner of existing registered dogs should receive a renewal notice in the mail during the month of July.  The notice will include their dog's new lifetime registration disc as well as instructions on how to complete their annual dog registration on Dogs and Cats Online.  If you do not receive your renewal letter please contact the Council.

How much does it cost to register my dog?

Please refer to Fees & Charges by clicking here.

Registration of a Business Consisting of or Involving Dogs

The owner or operator of a business consisting of or involving dogs:

  • a kennel at which dogs are bred or trained; or
  • the provision of secuity or other services involving the use of dogs,

must apply for an application for registration of a business involving dogs.  To download please click here

If a business is registered as a business involving dogs all dogs bred or trained at the kennel or used in connection with the business that are over 3 months of age will while kept at the kennel or used in the business needs to be registered.

Is there a limit on how many dogs or cats I can have?

Yes, there is a limit of two dogs and two cats that can be kept on any premises within a township area of the Council. No person shall, without obtaining the written permission of the Council, keep any dog on any premises where these numbers are exceeded.

The limit does not apply to areas within the district zoned as rural living.

How do I make a complaint about a barking dog?

Under the Dog & Cat Management Act 1995 the person who owns or is responsible for the control of the dog is guilty of an offence if the dog (either alone or together with other dogs, whether or not in the same ownership) creates a noise, by barking or otherwise, which persistently occurs or continues to such a degree or extent that it unreasonably interferes with the peace, comfort or convenience of a person.

To enable Council officers to act on issues, a written complaint is required from those persons directly affected. The complaint will then be assessed by Council officers.

What do I do if I have lost my dog?

If your dog is missing contact the Council office as soon as possible on 8626 1001 or Council's General Inspector on 0427 400 584.

Under the Dog & Cat Management Act if a dog is not claimed within 72 hours it becomes Council property.

What are the charges relating to seizure and detention of dogs?

Under Section 64 of the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 the Council may recover charges payable under the regulations in relation to the seizing and detention of a dog.  Please refer to Fees and Charges by clicking here.

Section 62 - A person is not entitled to the return of a dog unless they provide satisfactory evidence that he/she owns or is responsible for the dog, or is authorised to receive the dog by a person who owns or is responsible for the control of the dog and, in the case of an unregistered dog, the dog must be registered before leaving the pound.

What expiations can be issued by the Council?

Council may issue the following expiations (eg. fines) in relation to offences committed under the Dog & Cat Management Act:

  • Dog owner in public area without bag or suitable container to pick up faeces their dog may deposit - $100
  • Dog defecating in a public place and the person responsible not removing the faeces - $210.00
  • Dog with no collar and no registration disc in a public place - $170.00
  • Dog wandering at large - $210.00
  • Dog in the grounds of a school - $ 315.00
  • Dog within a shop (not being an assistance dog) - $315.00
  • Dog rushing or chasing a car - $315.00
  • Transporting unrestrained dog - $210.00
  • Dog creating a nuisance by barking or otherwise - $315.00
  • Dog harassing, chasing or attacking a person, bird or animal - $315.00
  • Dog attacking a person, on its own premises who has a lawful right of entry - $315.00

Under the Dog and Cat Management Act prescribed breed means any of the following breeds:

  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Fila Braziliero
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Dogo Argentina
  • Presa Canario

I Want to Hire a Cat Trap

To hire a cat trap please click on the link below, return the completed form and deposit amount to the Council office or by emailing to

Cat Trap Hire Form

Further Information

For further information on dogs and cats within the Council area see Council By-Law No.5 and By-Law No.6 - Dogs & Cats or contact the Council Main Office on 86261 001.

For further information on the Dog & Cat Management Act, plus  information on caring for your animal please see the Dog & Cat Management Board website.

District Council of Streaky Bay PO Box 179, Streaky Bay SA 5680
29 Alfred Terrace, Streaky Bay SA 5680
Tel: 08 86261 001

DCSB-AM-01.01 Animal Management Plan(712 kb)

Are you looking to exercise your dog offlead?  The maps below provide the offlead areas within the district and town.

Dog Offlead Areas - Town and District Maps