New laws for cat and dog owners and breeders have been introduced in South Australia. The improved dog and cat management and welfare system follows planning and public consultation by the Dog and Cat Management Board and the State Government. Compulsory desexingAll dogs and cats born after 1 July, 2018, must be desexed by a certain age (unless exempted under the Dog and Cat Management Act).
Compulsory microchippingFrom 1 July, 2018, it is compulsory for all dogs and cats to be microchipped, including existing dogs and cats.
If your dog is microchipped before renewing your 2017/18 registration, provide the City of Playford with the relevant information and you will be eligible for the additional rebate upon your animal’s registration.
Discount microchippingDiscount microchipping days occur throughout the year, so visit dogandcatboard.com.au, chipblitz.com, or your local vet for more details. Registering online
From 1 July, 2018, visit dogandcatboard.com.au to register your best friend.
To prepare for DACO, update your contact details, mobile number and email address by calling the Customer Care Line (8256 0333) or visit the City of Playford's customer service portal and select ‘change my details'.
For more information about the new dog and cat laws and online registration, please view our FAQs sheet.