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.

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 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 more information.


12 months.



Bulk Licence of Dogs in an Approved Kennel



Application for a Licence to Keep a Kennel Establishment - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Additional information

Please note that some councils consider a complaint lodged against any dogs on the premises a factor for licence submissions.

Administering agency

Shire of Chittering

Act(s) name

Dog Act 1976 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Dog Regulations 2013 (Western Australia)

Local law(s) name

Dogs Local Law 2011

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
Shire of Chittering

Operating address:
6177 Great Northern Highway
WA 6502
Mailing address:
Bindoon, Western Australia 6502


08 9576 4600


08 9576 1250


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