Dog & Cat Control


Dog Registrations

All dogs aged three months or over must be registered. Registrations expire on June 30 every year. Registration renewals are sent in early July each year with a due date of 31st August.

The purpose of this is to provide quick and easy identification of your dog, should he or she be found wandering or become lost.

Once registered your dog must wear a registration disc that will identify him or her as belonging to you.

Notify Council if :

The registered owner must be person aged 16 years or over, and that person must notify the Council if:

  • the dog is moved to different premises
  • the dog dies or is missing
  • ownership of the dog is transferred to another person

New Dog Registration Forms

Form 1 - Application for the Registration of a Dog.

Use this form to register a new dog, whether it be newly acquired or moved to the district. Applicants must be 16 years or over. Please return with payment to the Council Office. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or eftpos.

Dog Registration Fees

Dog Registration Fees and Charges 2015/16
Dog Registration Fees are quite reasonable, so there is no excuse for an unregistered dog!

Change of Dog Registration Details

Form 4 - Change of Dog Registration Details

If you sell or giveaway your dog, it is your responsibility to give the current registration certificate and tag to the new owner and advise Council of doing so. Form 4 - Advice to Registrar of Change of Dog Registration Details is a simple form that will provide us with all the necessary details to make the change to the Register of Dogs.

Please return the form to the Council Office ASAP.

Replacement Dog Registration Discs

It is an offence if your dog is not wearing its registration disc.
If your dog has lost their registration disc, you may purchase a replacement for $2 from the Council Office.

Dog Complaint - Wandering, Barking...

If you would like to make a complaint about a dog in the Wudinna Council area, please contact Council's Manager Environmental Services.

Lost Dog

If you have lost your dog in the Wudinna District you can either check for impounded dogs by contacting Council's Manager Environmental Services. Details will be taken of the lost dog and notices displayed where appropriate for a minimum of 3 days.

Found Dog

If you have found a dog in the Wudinna District contact Council's Manager Environmental Services.

If the dog is registered please give details of the registration number. If the dog is not registered, notices will be displayed where appropriate for a minimum of three days. Council will organise to have the dog picked up. If the dog is impounded, the owner (if found) will be charged impoundment fees. If the owner is not found within 3 days, the dog may be put-down.

Wudinna & District's Animal Management Plan

To view Council's Animal Management Plan please click on the link below:
Wudinna District Council Animal Management Plan 2012 - 2017

Breaches of Dog & Cat Management Act

Listed below are some of the most common breaches of the Act and the expiation fee imposed. However, if the case is taken to court the penalties which can be imposed are much greater.


A dog attacks, rushes or chases person, animal or bird
Dog wandering at large
A dog without a collar or current registration disc
Owning or keeping an unregistered dog
Dog on school, Kindy, Childcare & Shop premises
If a dog creates a noise by barking or otherwise
If a dog rushes at or chases a vehicle



Other Fees

Impouding fee
Daily maintenance fee


Council Policy

First Offence: authorised officer will issue a written warning and further breaches of the Act, either related or unrelated to the first offence, will receive an expiation notice.
If an offence is severe enough to warrant immediate issue of an expiation however, then a decision to issue will be made after consultation with the Chief Executive Officer/Chairperson.


Cat Cages

Cat cages are available for use from the Council office.


It is recommended by the Dog & Cat Management Board of SA to DESEX your dog or cat if you do not intend to breed from it.

"De-sexing has various advantages for your dog, as well as you as a responsible owner.

  • Firstly, female dogs that are de-sexed do not have the continual strain of litters depleting their body of essential nutrients.
  • Secondly, dogs that are de-sexed do not roam as frequently as un-de-sexed dogs.
  • Dogs that are not de-sexed will tend to look for a mate as a natural part of their breeding cycle.
  • Thirdly, a de-sexed male dog will usually be less aggressive and territorial and therefore less likely to fight with other dogs.

De-sexing your dog is an effective safety measure to ensure that you are not responsible for unwanted puppies that often end up in our pounds and shelters."

Source: The Dog & Cat Management Board of SA

Further Information

For further information about keeping dogs and cats, you can visit the Dog & Cat Management Board's web site at

Wudinna District Council
PO Box 6, Wudinna SA 5652
Ph: (08) 8680 2002| Fax: (08) 8680 2296