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DACO Breeder Registration 2020–21

From 1 July 2020, all breeder registration fees must be paid directly to Dogs and Cats Online (DACO).

A lifetime DACO breeder number will be allocated on 1 July 2020 to all Governing Council of the Cat Fancy of SA (GCCFSA) members who are registered breeders, and a breeder registration renewal will be sent directly to your members during July 2020.

Members of your organisation who are required to register as a new breeder after 1 July 2020 will do so directly in DACO and confirm their GCCFSA membership number. GCCFSA will be advised of all new members.

The $75 breeder registration fee applies from 1 July to 30 June each year. GCCFSA members only need to register as a breeder in DACO in the financial year that they intend to sell cats they have bred. A DACO breeder registration number applies to one person and is not transferrable.

DACO breeder number and breeder contact details must be included in all advertisements for sale i.e. newspaper, noticeboard, on-line and social media etc. For more information, visit


DACO Enhancement

Dogs and Cats Online has been enhanced with improvements to make it easier for breeders to transfer DACO microchip records to new owners and for new owners to complete the microchip record in their name.

The Dog and Cat Management Board have produced some guides and a pamphlet to support these processes, which are available to your members on the Dog and Cat Management Board website at

GCCFSA membership numbers will be retained in DACO and this will appear with the DACO breeder number when someone performs a breeder search, identifying the breeder as a member of GCCFSA upholding the standards set by your organisation. GCCFSA membership numbers may be entered into more than one DACO owner account, and also serve as an exemption to the desexing requirements.

Before registration renewal notices are issued we will make direct contact with GCCFSA members currently registered in DACO to assist them with the impending changes.


2020 Cat Shows to Return

*The 2020 show year is facing unprecedented challenges and GCCFSA is adhering to the State and National Health Guidelines. We are working within these guidelines in an effort to restart the show year and the calendar is to be considered preliminary. Should the easing of restrictions change due to a resurgence of COVID-19, GCCFSA will adhere to State Health advice.

*Should GCCFSA and its Affiliated Clubs be able to provide a cat show, all members and exhibitors will be advised and schedules distributed.

*It should be noted that cat shows will look different to ensure a safe, healthy and hygienic environment for all involved. This may include:

  • the use of local judges over interstate judges due to travel restrictions,
  • semi-closed shows to provide social distancing for judges and workers,
  • increased use of disinfectants and hand-sanitisers,
  • kitchens with packaged foods only,
  • closed to public,
  • social media streaming,
  • changes to use of local judges rule etc.

*RULE RESCINDED FOR JUL-DEC 2020: Judges should allow at least two (2) Governing Council shows between like assignments at any SA shows - applies to local and interstate judges

*GOLDEN AWARDS FINAL 2020: The final will now be held in July 2021, making it a 2year competition. All 2019-2020 qualified cats do not need to qualify again, unless entires become neuters (see show rules).

*GCCFSA will keep you up to date with any further changes and news. In the meantime, please follow the health and hygiene guidelines and stay safe.