Dog & Cat Control


Dog Registrations, Microchipping & Desexing

Effective 1 July 2018 new laws relate to microchipping & desexing.
For more information refer to the DOG & CAT MANAGEMENT BOARD

All dogs aged three months or over must be registered, microchipped and desexed (some exemptions may apply).

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.

New Dog Registration

Registrations are now online with Dogs & Cats Online (DACO)

Click here to access DACO:


Dog Registration Fees

Dog Registration Fees and Charges 2020/21

Dog Registration Fees are quite reasonable, so there is no excuse for an unregistered dog!

The registered owner must be person aged 16 years or over, and that person must update details if:

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

Change of Dog Registration Details

If you sell or giveaway your dog, it is your responsibility to give the current tag to the new owner and update the ownership on DACO.

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 $10 from DACO or as the disc is now a 'lifetime' number you may wish to have a metal tag engraved.

Dog Complaint - Wandering, Barking...

If you would like to make a complaint about a dog in the Wudinna Council area, please contact Council Office to complete a Complaint Form.

Lost Dog

If you have lost your dog in the Wudinna District you can check for impounded dogs by contacting Council. 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.

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 2019 - 2024

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 birdDog wandering at largeA dog without a collar or current registration discOwning or keeping an unregistered dogDog on school, Kindy, Childcare & Shop premisesIf a dog creates a noise by barking or otherwiseIf 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.

Further Information

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