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Dog Registration

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Dog registration is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. All dogs should be registered with Council to ensure that effective dog control can be carried out.  All income generated from registration and expiations is dedicated to animal management and public safety, new initiatives to improve relationships between owners and other residents and recreational opportunities for pets and their owners.

Dog registration is mandatory in South Australia. If you obtain a dog older than three months of age, then you have 14 days in which to register the dog. It doesn't matter at what time of year your first registration is done.

The registered owner of a dog must be over 16 years of age.

Registration Fees

The Port Pirie Regional Council has elected to set its fee for a standard dog (Desexed and Microchipped) for the 2020 to 2021 registration period at $37.50. The fees are in line with the Dog and Cat Management Act which allows Council’s to set their own dog registration fees to fully fund the current animal management services

The standard fee can be reduced if you are eligible for concession and desexed dog discounts.

Fees for the 2020/21 Financial year are as below:

Non Standard Dog
Standard Dog (Microchipped and Desexed)
Non Standard Desexed Dog
Replacement Tag
Late Registration Fee


Eligible benefit card holders receive a concession of 50% off the above fees
Working or SAGRCB Greyhound Dogs
Guide, Disability Dogs (Evidence Required)
Dog Business - Business registration 1-9 dogs


Business registration 10-19 dogs


**Please note that a late fee  applies to any payment made after the final due date of 31 August 2020**
**Keeping an unregistered dog is an offence under the Dog and Cat Management Act and fines apply for doing so.**