Dog Registrations due 31 August

Dog Registrations due 31 August

All dogs of three months of age or over must be registered each year with the City of Unley. The annual Dog Registration Fee is $60. No fee applies for blind, disability or hearing dogs that are trained and certified Disability Dogs. Some discounts are offered when various criteria is met (see below).

First time registration

When you register your dog for the first time with The City of Unley you will need to complete the Dog Registration Form. Please attach a copy of your driver’s licence (or proof of identification/age) and include any relevant information including copy of concession cards and any certificates eg Microchip, Desexing & Training .
Please note the registered owner must be over 16 years of age.

Registration Renewal

All dogs must be re-registered each financial year. Payments are to be made between 1 July and 31 August each year.
It is the responsibility of the dog owner to ensure that their dog(s) are registered each year.
Registrations after 31 August attract a late fee of $10
Non registration: Failure to register a dog may incur a fine of $80

How to Pay:

Pay Dog Registration (renewals only) online follow the prompts and enter your animal reference number.
Pay by phone – please contact our Customer Service Centre on (08) 8372 5111

Pay in person at the City of Unley, 181 Unley Road, Unley

Pay by mail – send your cheque or money order payable to: City of Unley, PO Box 1 Unley SA 5061


Discounts are available for registrations upon presentation of evidence for the following

Desexed: A rebate is available for desexed dogs. Please provide a copy of the certificate from your vet

Microchip: A rebate is available for dogs that are microchipped. A certificate of microchip that is current is required to receive this rebate (your details must be updated to reflect your current address and phone numbers).

Trained: A rebate is available upon presentation of a certificate that indicates that the dog is trained (Please present a written certificate from a dog obedience club or training organisation – Authorised by the Dog & Cat Management Board, stating the dog has reached and passed Level/Grade 3 obedience training.


The following concessions cards are accepted by Council:
Pension Concession Card
Health Care Card
Veterans Affairs Gold Card
State Concession Card
Centre Link Pensioner concession Card
Temporary (annual) Concession holders must supply proof annually to receive the rebate.

Fee Structure:

Ordinary Dog
Standard Fee $60.00
Concession $30.00

Ordinary Dog -Microchipped
Standard Fee $54.00
Concession $27.00

Ordinary Dog – Trained
Standard Fee $54.00
Concession $27.00

Standard Fee $36.00
Concession $18.00

Desexed & Mircohipped
Standard Fee $30.00
Concession $15.00

Desexed & Trained
Standard Fee $30.00
Concession $15.00

Desexed, microchipped & trained
Standard Fee $24.00
Concession $12.00

Racing Greyhounds
Standard Fee $15.00

Working Dogs
Standard Fee $15.00

no fee
no fee

Business Registration (per dog)
Standard Fee $60.00

Replacement Disc
Transfer of Registration

Racing Greyhound: Greyhound’s must be currently registered with the SA Greyhound Racing Control Board – current registration papers must be presented. Greyhounds that are not racing are considered and applied as an ordinary dog.
Working Dog: Classification of a working dog is at the discretion of the Registrar of Dogs. Please contact City of Unley on 8372 5111 for further information.
Guide/Hearing/Disability Dogs: No fee is charged for those dogs that have been trained and certified as disability dogs/hearing/guide. Proof of accreditation required.
Transferring the registration
Please ensure your dog’s address and other details are up to date, complete a Change of dog registration details form. Council must be notified, if you change your address, if your dog dies, is missing for more than 72 hours, is given to a new owner or is surrendered to the RSPCA or Animal Welfare League
Post your transfer of registration to City of Unley, PO Box 1 Unley, SA 5061,
Email your transfer of registration to
Transfer the registration in person at the City of Unley, 181 Unley Road, Unley
What do dog registration fees pay for?
Registration disc
Effective enforcement of dog control legislation, controlling and reducing dog problems in our community
After hours call out service
Fully maintained dog parks
Conducting events, eg microchipping days
Council promoted Dog Obedience Training
Information booklets and expert advice available from Council officers
Effective communications to dog owners and the wider community
Resources to support the Dog & Cat Management Act and develop dog management programs
Education programs for the community and schools
Notification and education of legislation changes

Additional information

When you register your dog you will be given a registration disc to attach to the dog’s collar. The registration disc enables the dog to be identified should it be found if it becomes lost or goes wandering.

Many responsible dog owners chose to have their dog’s microchipped which provides permanent identification. Dogs can be microchipped by Vets and on Council held microchipping days.


rel=author Lachlan Clyne


Categories: Community in Unley, The City of Unley Council

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