Dog and Cat Registration

Dog registration is due on 1 July and must be paid by 31 August 2024.

It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that their dog is registered, and failure to do so will result in a late fee of $15 and a possible unregistered dog expiation of $170.

DACO is the database of dogs and cats that reside in South Australia. It is also the South Australian dog and cat breeder registration system.

All dogs and cats must be microchipped and all dogs and cats born after 1 July 2018 must be desexed – unless owned by a registered breeder. Cat owners may register their cats with Dogs and Cats Online (DACO). There is no fee for cats within the City of Burnside.

The microchip will help Council to reunite you with your furry friend if they are lost.

DACO will send all dog and cat owners registration notifications in early July using the communications method the owner chose when first registering their dog/cat. This will be by\ letter, email, or SMS. Remember to check all the details on your renewal (addresses, telephone numbers etc) and update accordingly online. You can also change your preferred renewal option online on your DACO account. If you chose to be notified by email be sure to check your spam/junk mail. If no notification is received, please check with DACO, or contact Council as your dog and/or cat must be registered.

To assist owners with the registration and renewals, DACO has detailed videos at If you are experiencing any difficulties with the renewal of your dog/cat registration, or do not receive a renewal notification, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Experience team on 8366 4200. We are here to assist you.

Dogs born after 1 July 2018 must be desexed and microchipped.

Council will be contacting owners whose dogs are not desexed and microchipped to remind them of their responsibility to do so.

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