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Dog Management

Dog & Cat Management

Council has an obligation to administer the Dog & Cat Management Act with respect to issues regarding wandering dogs, dog attacks and the registration of dogs within the district.

Dog & Cat Management Act 1995


Dog Registration

The Coorong District Council wishes to promote responsible dog ownership by ensuring that residents are aware that owning or keeping an unregistered Dog is an offence under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995.
It is simple to register your dog by calling into your nearest Council office, complete the registration form and pay the fee to receive your dog tag. Please remember to bring along proof of your dog being de-sexed, obedience trained or micro chipped as this will reduce the registration fee amount. If you hold a pension card this will also reduce the cost involved.
For more information please click on the following link  - Dog Registration

Barking Dogs

Dog owners are responsible for the care and well being of their pet and to ensure that it is safe at all times and well behaved most of the time. All dogs make noise at some time. However, if you are concerned about the level of noise a dog is creating the first step towards resolving the issue is to speak to the owner in a non-threatening manner and try to reach a compromise.

Often the dog owner can be unaware that their dog is causing a nuisance as they may not be home when the barking occurs. Most dog owners are willing to work with their neighbours to achieve an amicable outcome.

For more information on barking dogs please click on the following link - Barking Dogs

For all dog and cat enquiries please contact Council's General Inspector on 1300 785 277.