Dog Registration Renewals - Dogs and Cats Online

Dogs and Cats Online 

New laws for cat and dog owners and breeders have been introduced in South Australia. These changes are designed to improve dog and cat management and welfare and are the result of years of planning and public consultation.


DACO – a new way to register your dog or cat

Dog registration renewal notices will be sent directly from Dogs and Cats Online from 17th July 2018. Use the guide below to complete your dog registration renewal online. Online payment options are credit card or bPay. Please visit the Council office if you require any assistance when renewing your dog registration.


Microchipping and desexing – it’s compulsory

From 1 July 2018, it will be compulsory for:

  • All dogs and cats over a certain ago to be microchipped
  • All new generations of dogs and cats (born after 1 July 2018) to be desexed exemptions apply for working dogs, registered breeders etc

These changes are designed to increase the likelihood of lost or impounded dogs and cats being reunited with their owners, and reduce the number of unwanted and abandoned litters euthanised in pounds and shelters.


Discount Microchipping

While the new desexing requirement only affects dogs and cats born after 1 July 2018, all dogs and cats must be microchipped by this date.

Microchipping is a safe and permanent way to identify your dog and cat. The procedure is quick, with no ongoing discomfort and can only be carried out by a trained, authorised implanter. Discount microchipping days are offered throughout the state at various times of the year. Visit or for more details.


New rules for Breeders and Sellers

There are also new rules for breeders and sellers, including:

  • From July 1, 2018, breeders and sellers who breed dogs and cats for sale must be registered with the Dog and Cat Management Board as a breeder.
  • Breeders and sellers must now adhere to new industry standards and guidelines, which stipulate the minimum welfare conditions that must be met to comply with the state’s animal welfare laws. For more information, visit the animal welfare section of
  • A new requirement for dog and cat sellers to provide certain information in advertisements and to the buyer.


Changes to dog registration categories

As of 2017, dog registration in South Australia has been simplified. Your dog now falls under one of these two simple categories. These changes have been made to streamline registration categories throughout the state.

Standard dog: a dog that is both desexed and microchipped

Non-standard dog: all other dogs, even if they are exempt from the rules around desexing or microchipping, such as dogs  belonging to registered breeders, working livestock dogs etc.


How to renew your dog registration via Dogs and Cats Online

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The District Council of Robe is located in one of the most diverse and exciting areas within the state of South Australia. Situated along SA's magnificent Limestone Coast, this historic seaside port has an abundance of attractions on offer.

Contact Council

Royal Circus, Robe SA 5276

Phone: 08 8768 2003