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Dog Registration

Each Dog will be issued with a permanent registration number when first registered on Dogs and Cats Online. A grey registration disc, displaying the permanent registration number, will be posted out to you 15 days following payment.  This number will remain with the dog for life, even if you or your dog moves to another Council area or there is a transfer of ownership.

Council will no longer be issuing annual discs.  If your dog’s registration disc has been lost or damaged, or you do not wish to use the supplied plastic disc, you can purchase your own metal disc, badge or tag and have it engraved with your dog’s registration number.  It is also recommended to include your contact name and number on the disc.  Or if you lose your grey registration disc you can order a replacement disc through Dogs and Cats Online for a fee. 

Each year Council will still be responsible for setting the dog registration fees which are outlined in Council’s Fees and Charges Schedule adopted by Council each year.

Note: Concession card holders are required to supply a valid concession card number to be eligible to receive the 50% discount on all registrations. 

Concession cards accepted:

  • Health benefits or concession card issued by the Commonwealth
  • Pension concession card issued by the Commonwealth
  • Concession card issued by Family and Youth Services
  • Totally and permanently incapacitated Disability Pensioner
  • British Commonwealth Service Pensioner in receipt of a pension form and assessed as eligible by the Commonwealth Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Commonwealth Unemployment or Sickness Benefits or State financial assistance

Renewal notices

A renewal notice will be sent to registered dog owners each year in July via their nominated method (email, sms or post).  The registration fee is calculated based on the information entered into Dogs and Cats Online and payable before the 31 August each year.  The online system will also prompt owners to check and confirm that all details are correct.

To register, renew or to update your Dogs’ details visit Dogs and Cats Online.

What if I don’t have access to a computer?

Dog owners that do not have access to a computer can come into the Council Administration Office, Level One, Civic Centre, 60 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln and staff will be able to assist in registering, renewing and updating your dogs’ information.  Or you can complete and lodge the New Owner Application Form 1-71-T5 at the Council Office with the prescribed registration fee.

If you have any questions relating to the new Dog and Cat Laws you can find out more at or please contact the Council Office on 8621 2300.

How many dogs can be kept on my property?

Council has a By-law for dogs in the Port Lincoln area that limits the number of dogs that can be kept on any premises to control and manage dogs in the Council area – refer to our Dogs By-law 2018.  

If you wish to have more than two dogs at the same address you must complete and submit an Application to Keep more than Two Dogs 1-71-T2 to Council for approval.   A permit fee will apply as set out in Council’s Fees and Charges Schedule.

The following points must be adhered to before approval can be given:  

  • All dogs must be registered and microchipped as required under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995, prior to a permit being issued. 
  • The premises must be suitable for housing the dogs. Consideration must be given to the size of the yard and there must be adequate fencing to keep the dogs contained. 
  • All applications will be subject to an assessment process including history of dog ownership and one of Council’s Community Liaison Officers may consult with your immediate neighbours.
  • An inspection of the property is to be undertaken by one of Council’s Community Liaison Officers by appointment to ensure the premises is suitable before a permit will be issued.

Upon approval a permit will be issued which will be applicable for the life of the dogs or until you change address.  If you change address please let Council know by completing and returning the Change of Mailing Address Form 7-69-T4 to Council.  


Post to: 

City of Port Lincoln
PO Box 1787

In person: 

Level One, Civic Centre, 60 Tasman Terrace

Other Relevant Documents and links

Everything Dogs
Impounded Dogs
City of Port Lincoln Animal Management Plan
City of Port Lincoln Dogs By-law 2018

Need more information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Dogs or permits, please contact:

City of Port Lincoln
Environment & Regulatory Services Team
9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: 8621 2300

City of Port Lincoln
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:
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
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