City of Victor Harbor - Victor Viewpoint

The way you register your dog and cat is changing

Dog and cat registration is changing

New laws for cat and dog owners come into effect on 1 July 2018. The most significant change is the registration process for your pet. Dog and cat registrations will be managed through Dogs and Cats Online, a one-stop online service for all annual registration payments, as well as dog and cat microchipping, desexing and breeder details.

Renewal notices will be sent to dog and cat owners in mid July. The notices will include instructions on how to log on to Dogs and Cats Online to manage your pets’ information and pay the annual registration fee.

The City of Victor Harbor will be providing support to those who don’t have internet access or feel they need assistance to use the new online portal. Throughout July and August owners will be able to attend the Victor Harbor Public Library at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor to get assistance logging in and completing their registration renewal.

The new registration process will also see registered dogs issued with a permanent registration number and once-off grey coloured disc. There will be no registration discs for cats.

To help owners prepare for the new laws, a dog and cat microchipping day will be held at the Victor Harbor Recreation Centre (George Main Road) on Sunday, 1 July 2018. Owners will be able to book their dog or cat in to be microchipped for just $10 via

Find out about the new laws and changes to the registration process online at

2018/19 Budget Update

Budget update 

Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide council with their thoughts and feedback on the draft 2018/19 Annual Business Plan and Budget.

The public consultation period closed on Tuesday, 12 June 2018.

So where to from here? The council will review the feedback provided through the consultation period at a workshop on Monday, 18 June 2018. The council will then consider the draft 2018/19 Annual Business Plan, budget and rating policy for adoption at a special council meeting on Monday, 2 July 2018.

Both the workshop and special council meeting are open to the public to observe.

Hold an event during the Flourishing on the Fleurieu festival

Flourishing Fleurieu

The Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival celebrates retirement and showcases how our community flourishes. The 2018 festival will take on a new format, and will be held over a week from 23 to 29 September 2018.

During the festival, which coincides with Active Ageing Week, community groups and service providers are invited to host events and activities to encourage new people to get involved.

Small grants of $150 are available to small community based groups to help fund an event during the festival.

If your organisation is interested in being a part of the 2018 Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival, visit to download an application and find out more.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 22 June 2018.

It’s all go for the Coral Street Arts and Culture Centre project

Arts centre

The Coral Street Arts and Culture Centre project will proceed to deliver a community hub for Victor Harbor’s artistic and cultural activities.

By pausing for one month to receive further information from administration, Council is satisfied that the proposed Coral Street Arts and Culture Centre will meet the needs of our community, assist in the revitalisation of the town centre, and provide much needed restoration for two of our significant heritage buildings.

The council will now work to revise the current concept plans to incorporate feedback received through the community consultation undertaken earlier this year, before collating further information for the project prudential report and working towards detailed design of the project.

Come along to the ‘Big Splash’

Big Splash event

The City of Victor Harbor will host the Big Splash event at the Town Hall and invites the public to drop in to see an array of performances and exhibitions from local artists between 7pm and 9pm. The Victor Harbor RSL Sub-Branch have also jumped on board with the event and will host the Victor Jazz Club at its clubrooms at the Old Library building next to the Town Hall.

The event will see a stellar line up of local artists including vocalist Ana Marina, aerialist Lucina, DJ Jude Alexander, stars from the South Coast Choral and Arts Society’s Les Miserables, new musical group Centre Stage, poet Nigel Ford, artist Hamish MacMillan, and more!

There will also be a ‘Blow Up Your Art’ projection on the building next to the town hall and stallholders from the Victor Harbor Artisan Market.

The Big Splash is a free community event. Visit for more information including a list of the artists and performers who will be at the event.

Make sure you are enrolled to vote in the 2018 council elections

Make a difference: Council elections 2018

Don’t forget to make sure you are enrolled to vote in the upcoming council elections in November.

Voting in council elections is open to a broader range of people than State and Federal elections. Even if you are not an Australian citizen, or not on the State Electoral Roll you can vote in a council election as long as you are above 18 years of age and have lived in the council area for more than one month.

You can also vote in a council election if you own a rateable property in the area, regardless of whether you live in it. Another important difference is that businesses and body-corporates can vote in council elections.

For more about eligibility and to obtain a voter registration form for the supplementary roll go to or contact our senior rates officer on (08) 8551 0500.

Next council meeting

The next ordinary council meeting will be held on Monday, 25 June 2018 from 5.30pm in the Council Chambers at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor.

Ordinary and special meetings are livestreamed via

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