What you need to know about breeder registration
It costs $75 for breeders to register as a breeder on Dogs and Cats Online. Breeder registration expires 30 June each year. Renewal notices are issued each July with your dog and cat registration notices. You only need to pay the breeder registration fee for the year(s) you sell dogs and cats you’ve bred. (N.B. your dogs and cats may not be exempt from desexing if you do not have a current breeder registration).
When you register you’ll be assigned a Dogs and Cats Online, 'DACO', breeder registration number. All breeder registration numbers begin with ‘DACO’ immediately followed by 6 numbers (no spaces). Your DACO breeder registration number is not transferrable—it can’t be used by anyone but you. You must include your DACO breeder registration number in any advertisements selling dogs and cats you have bred.
Members of the public can search current and historic breeder registration numbers at dogsandcatsonline.com.au
Registered breeders are exempt from the requirement to desex their breeding dogs and/or cats whilst the breeder registration is current. When you de-register or your registration expires and lapses, you must desex your dogs and/or cats unless you have another other valid exemption for the animals.
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If you're not sure of your Dogs and Cats Online account details
If you don't have a Dogs and Cats Online account, you'll need to register your dog or cat first. You can then register as a breeder. You need an email address to register, otherwise, contact your local council for assistance.