The Act and Regulations

Owning dogs and or cats is great for our health and wellbeing, but to balance community expectations it must be managed effectively. In South Australia, that is the purpose of the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 (the Act).

Each council is responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions of the Act relating to dogs and cats within its area. Some elements of dog and cat management, such as welfare and wildlife are governed by other acts. The objects of the Dog and Cat Management Act, 1995 are:

  • to encourage responsible dog and cat ownership
  • to reduce public and environmental nuisance caused by dogs and cats
  • ‚Äčto promote the effective management of dogs and cats (including through encouragement of the desexing of dogs and cats).

The Act and regulations

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