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District Council of Yankalilla

Animal Management

Animal Managment Plan

The District Council of Yankalilla has an Animal Managment Plan.  This Plan was adopted by Council in 2013 and will be reviewed and updated by July 2018.

The Plan aims to:

  • Promote responsible dog and cat ownership;
  • Provide for the welfare and safety of dogs and cats;
  • Ensure public safety and enhance the amenity of the environment;
  • Harness the benefits of dog and cat ownership; and
  • Ensure that the expenditure of registration fees addresses domestic animal issues.

Animal Management Plan 2013(6826 kb)

Dogs and Cats

What is the Dog and Cat Management Board (DCMB)?

The Board was established in 1995 under the Dog and Cat Management Act and works closely with key partner organisations and State Government to improve dog and cat management in South Australia.

The Board oversees the administration and enforcement of the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 The Act(359 kb) and Dog and Cat Management regulations 2017 The Regulations(80 kb)

The objects of the Act are:

  • To encourage responsible dog and cat ownership;
  • To reduce public and environmental nuisance caused by dogs and cats;
  • To promote the effective management of dogs and cats (including through encouragement of the desexing of dogs and cats).

The objectives of the Board are to:

  • Establish a population of both sociable and safe dogs in our community.
  • Improve the management and care of owned and unowned cats.
  • Maximise the benefits from new and existing partnerships that foster and facilitate leadership and initiative in dog and cat management.
  • Audit the administration of the Dog and Cat Management Act, 1995 to ensure compliance.

Reforms to the Act - keep informed

New Dog and Cat Laws are coming on 1 July 2018. Changes include compulsory microchipping and desexing.

Stay informed.  Visit the Dog and Cat Management Board's website for latest information.

Dog and Cat Registrations

Please refer to our Dog and Cat Registration webpage

Exercising your Dog

Please refer to our Exercising Dogs in the District webpage for informaiton on:

  • where and how dogs can be exercised within our District
  • what "effective control" means
  • where to find our Dog Poop Bags.


The Dog and Cat Management Board website holds up-to-date information regarding dogs.  Please access their website here.  

If you cannot find the information you need, please contact our friendly Customer Service Team on (08) 8558 0200 Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm. 

Lost Dogs

Restricted Areas

Exercising Dogs on our Beaches

Restrictions where (and how) dogs can be exercised are detailed on the Dogs on Beaches webpage

Exercising Dogs in our Reserves 

The following reserves require dogs to be kept under effective control and on a leash AT ALL TIMES.

  • Apex Park
  • Banksia Park
  • Johnson and Katherine Drive Reserve
  • Lions Yankalilla Youth Park
  • Robert Norman Reserve
  • Second Valley Playground
  • Tuna Crescent Reserve
  • North Bay Car Park to Haycock reserve
  • Other reserves as signed.
Refer also to:

Council's By-Law webpage

Contact Us

1 Charles Street

PO Box 9

Yankalilla SA 5203

Tel: 08 8558 0200

Fax: 08 8558 2022