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Dog & Cat Management

Council is required, under the Dog & Cat Management Act 1995, to administer & enforce the provisions relating to dogs within its area.

Council's Animal Management Plan 2017-2022 can be viewed by clicking on the file link shown below.

The Plan outlines the Council's Strategies to promote responsible pet ownership within the District whilst ensuring the needs of animals and their owners are accommodated and recognising the differing needs of non pet owners.

Animal Management Plan 2017 - 2022(230 kb)  

 Registering your dog is easy!

Applications for Registration are available to download  - Here(376 kb)

Alternatively, call into the Council office or we can post, fax or email forms to you.

Payment can be made over the phone with credit card and/or call into the office. Cheque or cash are also accepted with cheques accepted  through post.

Concession is available (with proof). Identification upon registrating  is also required ie. drivers licence. with all applications.

If claiming reduced rate for a desexed and microchipped dog, please provide microchipping number and proof of desexing.

Working dogs are eligible for a reduced rate also, with a declaration to be completed - Working Dog Declaration(65 kb)

Fees are as follows - Non Standard dog ( not microchipped and/or desexed) - $50.00

                           - Standard Dog ( Microchipped AND desexed) - $25.00

                           - Non Standard Concession - $25.00

                           - Standard Concession - $12.50

                           - Working dog - $12.50

                           - Guide, disability dog - $0.00

Further Information

For further information about keeping dogs and cats, you can visit the Dog & Cat Management Board's web site at www.dogandcatboard.com.au

If your dog has been lost, contact Council as the dog catcher may have found your dog, impounded it, and be waiting for its owner to collect. In such an event the owner is required to pay an impound fee and if the the dog is unregistered a registration fee and registration will apply.

District Council of Elliston
21 Beach Terrace
Elliston SA 5670
Fax: 08 8687 9176