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Role of the Board

Established in 1995 under The Dog and Cat Management Act,  the Dog and Cat Management Board (the Board) is the only statutory board of its kind in Australia and offers a unique perspective in reporting on the status of dog and cat management in South Australia.

The Board works closely with key partner organisations and State Government to improve dog and cat management in South Australia. Using its research and expertise the Board has ensured that South Australia's regulatory and legislative framework has been reviewed and amended to improve the management of dogs and cats in South Australia.

Strategic Objectives

The Board's 2013-16 Strategic objectives are to:

  • Establish a population of both sociable and safe dogs in our community.
  • Improve the management and care of owned and unowned cats.
  • Maximise the benefits from new and existing partnerships that foster and facilitate leadership and initiative in dog and cat management.
  • Audit the administration of the Dog and Cat Management Act, 1995 to ensure compliance.

Strategic and Operational Plan 2013-2016