Using its expertise, research results and best practice knowledge, the Dog and Cat Management Board (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.
The board draws on a range of expertise represented by nine members appointed by the Minister. Each member is appointed for up to three years on conditions determined by the Minister. Members are eligible for reappointment after that term expires.
The Dog and Cat Management Act 1995, requires four board members to be nominated by the Local Government Association (LGA) and four members by the Minister. The Chair is jointly nominated by both the LGA and the Minister.
The Dog and Cat Management Board meets monthly, except in December, with meetings every second month and workshops/briefings in the alternate. The board regularly holds its meetings at metropolitan and regional council offices.