Licence to Keep a Kennel Establishment - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a kennel or keep more than the prescribed number of dogs on your premises. The prescribed number of dogs will differ between councils. Your premises will be inspected by the Council ranger to determine if it is suitable for the proposed purpose.

Be aware that where current complaints have been received about dogs on your property, applications may not be supported by the Council.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Provide plans and specifications of the kennel establishment, including a site plan;
  • Advertise your proposed kennel as required in the Dogs Local Law;
  • Provide written evidence that you or another person who will have the charge of the dogs, will reside on the premises or, in the opinion of the local government, sufficiently close to the premises so as to control the dogs and so as to ensure their health and welfare;
  • Provide written acknowledgement that the applicant that you have read and agree to comply with any code of practice relating to the keeping of dogs nominated by the local government;
  • Provide a report of a suitably qualified acoustic consultant verifying that the various plant, equipment and operational noise levels will comply with the requirements of the Environmental protections (Noise) Regulations 1997;
  • Provide any other information required by the council;
  • Submit the relevant form and;
  • Pay the required fee.

Your application will not be approved unless a kennel establishment is permitted under the town planning scheme. Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.


12 months.



Keep more than two dogs.



Kennel Licence Application - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on application forms.

Administering agency

City of Mandurah

Act(s) name

Dog Act 1976 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Dog Regulations 2013 (Western Australia)

Local law(s) name

Dogs Local Law 2010

Contact details

Ranger Services
City of Mandurah

Operating address:
3 Peel Street
Western Australia 6210
Mailing address:
PO BOX 210
Mandurah, Western Australia 6210


08 9550 3777


08 9550 3888


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