Dog Registrations


To keep all of our dogs safe, it is required by law to register each dog with Council. Registering your dog and attaching their registration disc to their collar also ensures that we can make every effort to try and contact you if we have found them wandering. When registering your dog, it is important to remember: 

  • Dogs must be registered within 14 days of being on a property or when they reach 3 months of age.
  • Registrations are renewed between July – 31 August every year.
  • Owners who do not renew dog registrations will face a determined late fee after August 31.

Legislative changes commencing 1 July 2017 introduce new names for classes of registration.

  • A standard dog is a dog that has been both desexed and microchipped.
  • A Non-standard dog is any other dog aside from Assistance dogs, Working livestock dogs and dogs belonging to registered breeders, etc.

Dog owners are encouraged to desex and microchip their dogs to receive discounted registration and to comply with legislative requirements commencing 1 July 2018.



From 1 July 2018 all domestic pet registrations are handled by DACO (Dogs and Cats Online) including online payments.  You must renew your registration by 31 August each year. To register a new dog you will need to provide:

  • Your identification
  • Your concession card (for a reduction in registration costs)
  • Any forms related to micro-chipping, de-sexing and training (for a reduction in registration costs)

These forms can be uploaded to the DACO website or you may present your documents in person to Council to process at the Playford Civic Centre or Stretton Centre Library, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. 

N.B. Stretton Centre will not accept cash payments.


What it costs to register your dog:

Non-standard dog $65.00
Non-standard dog desexed $39.00
Non-standard dog concession $32.50
Non-standard dog desexed/concession $19.50
Non-standard dog mid-year fee $32.50
Non-standard dog microchipped: $58.50
Non-standard dog trained*: $58.50
Standard dog $32.50
Standard dog trained


* Owners who demonstrate that their dog has a level 2 level standard of training through a recognised obedience club or personal trainer will be eligible for the training rebate.

Post: 12 Bishopstone Road, Davoren Park SA 5113 | Visit: Playford Civic Centre, 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth
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