Established in 1962 and affiliated with the Australian Cat Federation, the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy of South Australia (GCCFSA) is the original controlling body and pedigreed cat registry in this state. The Council is supported by affiliated cat clubs, and we cater for all cat-lovers / owners / breeders of most cat breeds.
Our Secretary and Public Relations Officer voluntarily provide our free 'information and advice' service, because we all love cats and we want your pet to live a long and happy life.
Annual Memberships are due by 31 December for 2023 and fees can be paid direct to the GCCFSA account - renewal form
Renew before the 31st January so that you are eligible for show points from the first GCCFSA Show and count towards the GCCFSA Cat of The Year Awards 2024
Individual $10 / Junior $5
ENTER NOW: The first show on the GCCFSA Calendar is the KITTEN & NEUTER SHOW on Sunday 10th March - schedule [Feb 2024]
**GCCFSA requires all exhibitors to abide by the Show Rules and the Code of Ethics for Exhibitors - any disregard may incur penalties. Any issues must be dealt with on the day.**
All show results available as CATALOGUES & SHOW RESULTS [Oct23]
Golden Awards 2023-24 HEAT QUALIFIERS - see GOLDEN AWARDS [Oct23]
Golden Awards 2023 FINALS - see GOLDEN AWARDS [Oct23]
Vaccination certificates MUST now be provided at vetting for all kittens with at least two (2) vaccinations. Please ensure that kittens can be identified on the vetting card and the original stickers and vet signatures are available.
Be ON TIME for vetting - late exhibits may be refused entry.
** NEW EMAIL CONTACTS ** please use the following emails ONLY - do not send to registrar's personal email addresses. Check the new mailing addresses at Executives before you send and please keep copies.
GROUP 1 - Longhair email@example.com
GROUP 2, 5&6 - Siamese, Domestic & Companion firstname.lastname@example.org
GROUP 3&4 - All other Shorthair email@example.com
MEMBERSHIP & PREFIX - firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details on GCCFSA Officebearers see Executives
ACF at its Committee and General meeting held on Wednesday, 14 June 2023 voted not to recognise Cats Australia, this means that any pedigree issued by them will not be recognised.
ACF by-laws state that All kittens bred in Australia must be first be registered with a Cat registering body in the state where the kittens are born which is affiliated with an ACF (Inc.), a CCCA body or ANCATS.
Are you looking to find the right cat for you? If it is a purebred breed from a registered breeder, browse through our list of breeders here to find one who suits you. All GCCFSA breeders must follow a code of breeding ethics.
We recommend that buyers purchase only vaccinated and desexed kittens of appropriate age, and that pedigreed kittens be purchased only from breeders registered with an approved Cat Control. The registering bodies can confirm the registration status of breeders. If you plan to exhibit or breed, please check with the breeder and the registering bodies that your feline will be registered as a pedigree cat.
Notice: MALLEECATZ MAINE COONS (M Wright) is NOT registered with GCCFSA [Jan 2024]
Notice: SHIKI BIRMANS (VL Eves) is NOT registered with GCCFSA [Jul 2020]
Notice: COTTONCANDY RAGDOLLS (L&J Lane) is NOT registered with GCCFSA [Mar 2020]
Notice: MIKIDZ RAGDOLLS (S Yandell) is NOT registered with GCCFSA, FASA or DACO [May 2019]
Code of Ethics for Breeders:
Obligations of Members
Each Member must:
A lifetime DACO breeder number will be allocated 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 members during July each year.
Members of your organisation who are required to register as a new breeder will NOW 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 https://dogandcatboard.com.au/dogs-and-cats-online/guides#breeder-registration
GCCFSA has a program of accreditation (period of 5 years) for catteries (breeding and boarding) that are registered with GCCFSA. The program is intended to show that GCCFSA is acting in a responsible way to promote and protect our catteries and the public.
More details in Members section - Documents
Last updated 28 Jan 2024 - GCCFSA
A responsibly owned cat will be a source of pleasure and comfort for many years.
Do you know what to look for when choosing a kitten? What is the best way to introduce a new kitten to your home? Did the breeder of your kitten advise you about feeding, worming, grooming, vaccinations, flea control, desexing, identification and other matters?
Are you a RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER, concerned about giving your pet the best possible care without damaging the environment or upsetting neighbours? Or do you need more information to help you to be a good owner?
Do you want to know where to buy a pedigreed kitten from a registered breeder? ..... and why buy from a REGISTERED breeder?
Which breed of cat has the temperament that would best suit your household?
Do you want to find out when and where the next cat show will be held? Are you interested in showing your cat, whether pedigreed or "Domestic"? Would you like to know more about exhibiting in cat shows?
Are you thinking of becoming a breeder, and in need of advice or information? We can provide answers, advice or information on all of these topics, and more.
Last updated 1 Jul 2023 - GCCFSA