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Board's role

Established in 1995 under The Dog and Cat Management Act 1995, the Dog and Cat Management Board (the Board) is the only statutory board of its kind in Australia and offers a unique perspective in reporting on the status of dog and cat management in South Australia.

The Board works closely with key partner organisations and State Government to improve dog and cat management in South Australia. Using its research and expertise the Board has ensured that South Australia's regulatory and legislative framework has been reviewed and amended to improve the management of dogs and cats in South Australia.

Strategic Objectives

The Board's 2020-25 strategic objectives are split into two programs.

Program 1 | Responsible ownership and effective management of dogs and cats 

  • Educational program delivery opportunities.
  • Develop and implement a cat management strategy and plan.
  • Develop a plan for improved dog attack data and dog attack counter measures.
  • Advise the Minister and LGA on amendments required to the Dog and Cat Management Act.
  • Monitor emerging issues.

Program 2 | Effective Board and organisational performance

  • Develop and implement a communication and engagement strategy and action plan. 
  • Design and implement a framework and action plan for the ongoing management of Dogs and Cats Online.
  • Develop and implement a rolling five year forward financial projections document.
  • Implement a new Board meeting cycle with meetings every second month and workshops/briefings in the alternate months.
  • Develop and implement a regular annual facilitated assessment of the Board’s performance.

Strategic Plan 2020-2025