City of Port Lincoln

Your Dog is Your Responsibility

Notice Contact Nathan McAuliffe
Phone 08  8621 2300
Notice Address PO Box 1787
Notice Email


Owning a dog is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly.  Responsible Dog ownership means:

  • Register your dog each year. Registration runs from 1st July to 31st of August the following year. Once registered, ensure that your dog wears a collar with a name tag and registration disc attached. Failure to display your dog’s registration disc will result in a fine.
  • When exercising your dog in public, keep it under control on a lead held by a capable person. In designated off-leash areas you must be able to control your dog by way of voice command. Be sure to check the signage to see whether dog off-leash times or conditions have changed. Penalties apply if dogs are off leash outside of these times.
  • Carry a doggy bag when walking your dog. Make sure you pick up your dog’s faeces, carry it with you and dispose of it responsibly. Otherwise, fines may apply.
  • Do not leave your dog unattended in a public place.
  • Keep your dog in your yard by providing a suitable enclosure.
  • Respect your neighbours. If your dog continually barks, find out why and learn how to change its behaviour. Excessive barking may result in costly legal action.
  • Vaccinate and worm your dog.

Remember – Look after your furry mates and they will look after you


Rob Donaldson
Chief Executive Officer

City of Port Lincoln ABN: 80 776 127 243
PO Box 1787, PORT LINCOLN SA 5606
Level One, Civic Centre, 60 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln
Telephone: 08 8621 2300 | Fax: 08 8621 2399 | Email:
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