Coorong District Council

Dog Management

Dog & Cat Management

Council has an obligation to administer the Dog & Cat Management Act with respect to issues regarding wandering dogs, dog attacks and the registration of dogs within the district.

Dog & Cat Management Act 1995

Dog Registration

The Coorong District Council wishes to promote responsible dog ownership by ensuring that residents are aware that owning or keeping an unregistered Dog is an offence under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995.
It is simple to register your dog by just calling into your nearest Council office, complete the registration form and pay the fee to receive your dog tag.Please remember to bring along proof of your dog being de-sexed, obedience trained or micro chipped as this will reduce the registration fee amount.  If you hold a pension card this will also reduce the cost involved.
Please follow the link below for further information, dog registration form and fees associated with registering your dog.

Dog Registration

Barking Dogs

Dog owners are responsible for the care and well being of their pet and to ensure that it is safe at all times and well behaved most of the time.

All dogs make noise at some time. However, if you are concerned about the level of noise a dog is creating the first step towards resolving the issue is to speak to the owner in a non-threatening manner and try to reach a compromise.

Often the dog owner can be unaware that their dog is causing a nuisance as they may not be home when the barking occurs. Most dog owners are willing to work with their neighbours to achieve an amicable outcome.

For more information on barking dogs please click on the following link

Impounded Dogs

Council complies with The Code of Practice adopted by the Dog and Cat Management Board "The Management of Companion Animals in Shelters and Pounds".  This code describes the minimum standards of management, accommodation and care for the physical and behavioural needs of animals housed in shelters and pounds.  In addition, this code encourages responsible pet ownership and a high standard of customer service. 

Council ensures that animals housed in pounds and shelters be provided with basic requirements in accordance with this Code of Practice.

The view a copy of the Code of Practice, please click on the following link;

Code of Practice, Companion Animals in Shelters and pounds(316 kb)


For all Animal Enquiries please contact Council's General Inspector Michael Vivian

Mr Michael Vivian

Position General Inspector
Address Coorong Civic Centre
95 - 101 Railway Terrace
Tailem Bend SA 5260
Postal Address
PO Box 399
Tailem Bend SA 5260
Contact Details Work: 1300 785 277
Mobile: 0429 808 203
Fax: 08 8572 3822
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