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:
- A dog under three months of age;
- A 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;
- A dog held by a surgeon in the course of his or her professional practice;
- A dog held by the Police Force;
- A pack of ten or more foxhounds that are used exclusively for the purpose of hunting and are registered as a pack; and
- A 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.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this registration you must:
- Be over 18 years old;
- Complete the relevant form; and
- 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; or
- 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.
Unsterilised: 1 year: $50; 3 years: $120; Lifetime: $250.
Sterilised: 1 year: $20; 3 years: $42.50; Lifetime: $100.
Application for Dog Registration - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Dog Act 1976 (Western Australia)
Dog Regulations 1976 (Western Australia)
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