All dogs should be registered with the Council to ensure that effective dog control can be carried out.

External link: Dog Registrations

Without dog registrations the Council is unable to provide an effective service. Imagine for a moment what it would be like without dog control. People could not walk in the park or in the streets without fear of harassment from dogs. Attacks would increase as would the frustration of people who choose not to own a dog.

Your cooperation in registering your dog is the first step towards responsible dog ownership. Registration helps us trace owners of lost dogs.

All dogs must be registered when they reach three months of age and then reregistered each year on 1 July with an extended payment period between July 1 and August 31.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU PURCHASE OR OBTAIN A DOG THREE MONTHS OR OLDER, YOU HAVE JUST 14 DAYS IN WHICH TO REGISTER THE DOG.

It doesn't matter at what time of year your first registration is done. Reregistering is required on July 1 of each year. If the dog is not registered in either of these cases then penalties apply.

New dog registrations (including documents to be sighted) must be personally submitted to the Town of Gawler Council Office located at 89 Murray Street.

For further information see the council website. Download the registration form.