Kingston District Council, South East, South Australia

Dog Registrations

Councils are required by the Dog & Cat Management Act to keep a register of dogs in the local area. To ensure the register is kept up to date dog registrations are renewed every 12 months during July and August.

All dogs aged 3 months or over, living on the property longer than 14 days must be registered with Council. Persons registering a dog must be 16 years of age or older.

To register a dog you will need to make a written application to Council and pay a registration fee (pensioner concessions and other rebates are available).

Once the dog has been registered you will be issued with:

  • A certificate of registration
  • A registration disc (this must be worn by the dog at all times)

Failure to register a dog is an offence under the Act and the owner or person responsible for the dog may be fined.

Following the registration of a dog you are required to notify Council as soon as possible if the following events occur:

  • The dog is moved to another premises
  • The dog dies or is missing for more than 72 hours
  • Ownership of the dog is transferred to another person

Dog Registration Fees

Non Standard Working Dog $70.00
Standard Working Dog (Desexed & Microchipped) $35.00
Desexed Only Dog $52.00
Microchipped Only Dog $63.00
Non Standard Working Dog $17.00
Standard Working Dog $8.75
Desexed Only Working Dog $10.00
Microchipped Only Working Dog $10.00
Trained Dog $63.00
Guide/hearing/disability dog $no charge
Fee for transfer of registration $6.00
Fee for replacement disc $6.00

Concession Card Holder - 50% rebate
Late registration penalty (after 31 August) - $17.00
Rebate for part year registration (after 1 January) - 50% rebate

Valid Concession details must be shown
NOTE: To qualify for a reduced registration fee for a desexed dog, a copy of a desexing certificate must be provided.

Where Can I Make Payment ?

Payment can be made:

  • In person by cash, cheque, money order, EFTPOS and selected Credit Cards (Visa, Master Card, Bank Card) at our office 29 Holland Street, Kingston SE
  • By posting cheque or money order to PO Box 321, Kingston SE SA 5275

Dogs must be re registered by the 31 August each year. Please be aware that a late fee may be applied if not paid by the due date.