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 seven 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.
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: MIKIDZ RAGDOLLS (S Yandell) is NOT registered with GCCFSA, FASA or DACO
Notice: SHIKI BIRMANS (VL Eves) is NOT registered with GCCFSA
Notice: COTTONCANDY RAGDOLLS (L&J Lane) is SUSPENDED from registration with GCCFSA from 2.7.2020 - 2.1.2021
GROUP 1 - Longhair email@example.com
GROUP 2, 5&6 - Siamese, Domestic & Companion firstname.lastname@example.org
GROUP 3&4, BDP - Shorthair and Breed Development Programs email@example.com
For more details on GCCFSA Officebearers see Executives
*ANCATs pedigrees can be transferred to GCCFSA/ACF (after verification)
*AICC pedigrees can now be transferred to GCCFSA/ACF (after verification)
*CVI pedigrees dated up to 4 Dec 2019 only, can be accepted by GCCFSA/ACF
All British Cat Society Show - 2nd August 2020 - show results now available
Tandanya Cat Club Memorial Show - 6th September 2020
Adelaide Cat Club Show - 20th September 2020 - schedule out now
*Exhibitors MUST complete the COVID-Safe questionnaire to enter this show
*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:
*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.
All show results available as CATALOGUES & SHOW RESULTS [Dec 19]
Golden Awards 2019-2020 QUALIFIERS Updated - see GOLDEN AWARDS [Dec19]
Vaccination certificates MUST now be provided at vetting for all kittens. 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.
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 www.dogandcatboard.com.au/buying-or-selling-a-dog-or-cat.
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 www.dogandcatboard.com.au/breeders-guide/.
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.
TRANSFER OF PEDIGREES TO NSWCFA - NSWCFA now require a five (5) generation pedigree for all breeds of cats being transfered to them. Effective from 1/01/2019 - the GCCFSA fee for a five (5) generation pedigree is $16.00.
TRANSFER OF BRITISH SHORTHAIR TO QFA - QFA now require an eight (8) generation pedigree or be able to verify 8 generations on transfer for British Shorthair. Effective from 1/01/2019 - the GCCFSA fee for an eight (8) generation pedigree is $40.00.
IMPORTING BRITISH SHORTHAIR TO ACF (AND AFFILIATES) - ACF affiliates now require a FIVE (5) generation pedigree on importation of British Shorthair. This can be done be ancestral pedigree and must show clear lines of British Shorthair to be accepted. Effective from June 2019 (ratified Sept 2019).
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
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 14.07.2020 - GCCFSA