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District Council of Yankalilla

Dog and Cat Registration

Dog Registration Fees

Council resolved to adopt new dog registration fees for 2017/18 at its Council Meeting on Tuesday 18 July 2018.  The new fees are detailed in the table below.

Dog and Cat Reforms

  • The Dog & Cat Management Board are currently reforming the way dog registrations are performed, this has included consolidating the fee categories from multiple down to two (Entire and Standard).  The Administration in setting the consolidated fees reviewed the cost of providing the service, including the recent change to introduce greater after hours and weekend services. 
  • While not fully recovering costs, the recent increases has closed the gap between revenue and expense. 
  • With only 1,400 dogs contributing to revenue, and the functions of our department no different than the larger Councils, recovery is difficult. 
  • It is noted that while for many years we were charging less than our neighbours that we are now in front as we play catch up.
  • In this financial year, Council will be offering free or reduced cost micro-chipping days and performing greater education on the reforms and responsible animal ownership.

New Dog and Cat Laws are coming on 1 July 2018. Changes include compulsory micro-chipping and desexing.  Stay informed.  Visit the Dog and Cat Management Board's website for latest information.

Dog Registrations

All dogs are to be registered once they reach three months of age and it is the responsibility of the owner to ensure their dog(s) are registered each year.  

A dog can only be registered to one person and that person must be over 16 years of age.

Dogs already registered with the District Council of Yankalilla will receive a renewal notice before mid July each year and the registration fee is due by 31 August.  Payments after 31 August will incur a late payment fee ($15).

The Dog and Cat Management Board have amended categories of dogs for registration.

Rebates are available for dogs desexed and/or micro-chipped (on presentation of the relevant certificate).  Please note, dogs can be exempt from desexing and/or micro-chipping by a vet (exemption certificate must be presented at time of registration.

Concession Card Holders

A rebate of 50% off the dogs registration fee is available for concession card holders (on presentation of the relevant card).

Registering a "New" Dog

To register a "new" dog, please attend council offices at 1 Charles Street, Yankalilla (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm) to complete the Dog Registration Form and provide any evidence of desexing, microchipping etc.

Fees for Dog Registration

Description Fee     Comments
Entire Dog $80 NOT Micro-chipped AND NOT Desexed
Standard Dog $40 Micro-chipped AND Desexed
Extra fee on Standard Dog for NOT being desexed $26 Unless exempt by vet
Extra fee on Standard Dog for NOT being micro-chipped $14 Unless exempt by vet
Concession Holder 50% 50% off dog registration fee
Working Dog $20 No additional rebates
Registered Greyhound with SA DRBC $20  
Disability Dog $0  
Dog 3 months or younger as at 1 January 50% 50% of the fee applied to the above rate

Cat Registrations

From 1 July 2017, Council is encouraging cat owners to register their cats.  

Please attend council offices at 1 Charles Street, Yankalilla (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm) to complete a Cat Registration Form and provide appropriate certificates.

Alternatively, if you have access to printing facilities, download the Cat Registration Form(409 kb) here for completion.

2017/18 cat registration does not attract a fee.

Further Information

 Please contact our friendly Customer Service Team on (08) 8558 0200 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm).


Contact Us

1 Charles Street

PO Box 9

Yankalilla SA 5203

Tel: 08 8558 0200

Fax: 08 8558 2022