Dog Registration - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to own a dog, or keep a dog on your premises. It is illegal to keep an unregistered dog. However, the following dogs are exempt from registration:

  • dog under three months of age
  • dog held by a prescribed body such as the Dogs Refuge Home or Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Inc.) of Western Australia
  • dog held by a surgeon in the course of his or her professional practice
  • dog held by the Police Force
  • pack of ten or more foxhounds that are used exclusively for the purpose of hunting and are registered as a pack
  • dog held in a registered kennel that has paid the concessional fee for the registration of dogs.

Dogs may be registered as being either sterilised or unsterilised. If you intend to keep more than the maximum permitted number of dogs on your premises, you will also require a kennel establishment licence.

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 registration you must:

  • be over 18 years old
  • complete the relevant form
  • pay the required fee.

You may be refused registration if any of the following circumstances apply:

  • You have been convicted off two or more offences under any animal legislation.
  • The dog has not been microchipped as required.
  • The dog is a dangerous dog, or is destructive, or suffering from an infectious disease.
  • The council is not satisfied that the dog will be effectively confined at your premises.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Registration can be for 1 year, 3 years or the lifetime of the dog.


31 October.


ApplyApplication$20.00Registration of sterilised dog for one year

Registration of sterilised dog for three years


Registration of sterilised dog for its lifetime


Registration of unsterilised dog for one year


Registration of unsterilised dog for three years


Registration of unsterilised dog for its lifetime

Administering agency

Town of Mosman Park

Act(s) name

Dog Act 1976 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Dog Regulations 2013 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
Town of Mosman Park

Operating address:
Cnr Bay View Terrace and Memorial Drive
Mosman Park
WA 6012
Mailing address:
Mosman Park, Western Australia 6912


08 9384 1633


08 9384 3694

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