Dogs and Cats Permitted by Council List

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Paws & Claws Adoptions promotes responsible ownership and part of being a responsible owner is ensuring that you comply with the regulations of your local council.

For your convince, we have list all of the councils in South Australia and their regulations around the number of dogs and cats you are permitted to have.

All councils allow you to apply for an exemption to the limits specified below.

s Small Dwelling
o Outside of Township

  • Working dogs are usually exempt from the limits imposed by councils.
  • Dog regulations refer to dogs that are three months of age or older or, that have lost their juvenile teeth
  • Cat regulations refer to cats that are three months of age or older.
Council Cats Dogs
Adelaide City Council 2 1s or 2
Adelaide Hills Council 2 2 or 3o
Alexandrina Council Not Specified 1s or 2
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Not Specified Not Specified
Berri Barmera Council 2 1s or 2
Campbelltown City Council Not Specified 2
City of Burnside Not Specified 1s or 2
City of Charles Sturt 2 1s or 2
City of Holdfast Bay 2 2
City of Marion 2 1s or 2
City of Mitcham 2 2
City of Mount Gambier Not Specified 1s or 2
City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Not Specified 1s or 2
City of Onkaparinga Not Specified 2 or 3o
City of Playford 2 2
City of Port Adelaide Enfield Not Specified 2
City of Port Lincoln Not Specified 2
City of Prospect Not Specified 1s or 2
City of Salisbury Not Specified 1s or 2
City of Tea Tree Gully Not Specified 1s or 2
City of Unley Not Specified 2
City of Victor Harbor 2 1s or 2
City of West Torrens Not Specified 1s or 2
City of Whyalla 2 1s or 2 or 3o
Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council Not Specified Not Specified
Coorong District Council Not Specified 1s or 2 or 3o
District Council of Barunga West 2 1s or 2 or 3o
District Council of Ceduna 2 1s or 2 or 3o
District Council of Cleve 2 1s or 2 or 3o
District Council of Coober Pedy 2 1s or 2
District Council of Copper Coast 2 1s or 2 or 3o
District Council of Elliston Not Specified 1s or 2 or 3o
District Council of Franklin Harbour Not Specified 1s or 2 or 3o
District Council of Grant Not Specified 1s or 2 or 3o
District Council of Karoonda East Murray Not Specified 1s or 2 or 3o
District Council of Kimba Not Specified Not Specified
District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula Not Specified Not Specified
District Council of Loxton Waikerie 2 1s or 2
District Council of Mallala Not Specified 3 or 5 oro or 9o
District Council of Mount Remarkable 2 2
District Council of Orroroo Carrieton 2 2 or 3o
District Council of Peterborough 2 2 or 3o
District Council of Robe 2 1s or 2 or 3o
District Council of Streaky Bay 2 1s or 2 or 3o
District Council of Tumby Bay Not Specified 1s or 2 or 4o
District Council of Yankalilla Not Specified 1s or 2 or 3o
Gerard Community Council Not Specified Not Specified
Kangaroo Island Council 1s or 2 1s or 2
Kingston District Council Not Specified 2
Light Regional Council 4 1s or 2
Maralinga Tjarutja Community Inc Not Specified Not Specified
Mid Murray Council 2 1s or 2 or 3o
Mount Barker District Council Not Specified 1s or 2 or 3o
Municipal Council of Roxby Downs 2 2
Naracoorte Lucindale Council Not Specified 1s or 2 or 3o
Nepabunna Community Council Not Specified Not Specified
Northern Areas Council Not Specified Not Specified
Outback Communities Authority Not Specified Not Specified
Port Augusta City Council 2 1s or 2
Port Pirie Regional Council 2 1s or 2 or 3o
Regional Council of Goyder Not Specified Not Specified
Renmark Paringa Council 1s or 2 or 2o 1s or 2
Rural City of Murray Bridge Not Specified 1s or 2 or 3o
Southern Mallee District Council Not Specified Not Specified
Tatiara District Council 3 1s or 2 or 3o
The Barossa Council 3 1s or 2 or 3o
The Flinders Ranges Council 3 1s or 2 or 3o
Town of Gawler Not Specified 1s or 2
Town of Walkerville Not Specified 1s or 2
Wakefield Regional Council Not Specified 1s or 2 or 3o
Wattle Range Council Not Specified 2 or 3o
Wudinna District Council Not Specified Not Specified
Yalata Community Not Specified Not Specified
Yorke Peninsula Council Not Specified 1s or 2 or 3o

All Councils in South Australia are responsible for the administration and enforcement of provisions under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995. The Act provides powers and functions for Councils to manage day to day enforcement and legislative provisions for responsible management of dogs and cats in the community.

The Dog and Cat Management Board of SA which was established under the Act to plan for, promote, and provide advice about the effective management of dogs and cats throughout South Australia.

Visit the Dog and Cat Management website for more information.