Licence to Keep a Kennel Establishment - Shire of Ashburton - Western Australia


You may 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.

Some councils will offer a separate application for keeping more than the prescribed number dogs on your property. This application is usually for non-commercial purposes.

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:

  • Advertise your intention to apply, as set out in the local law;
  • Provide plans and specifications of the kennel establishment, including a site plan;
  • Provide written evidence that you, or another person, will reside on the premises;
  • Complete the relevant application form; and
  • Pay the required fee.

The Council will take into account the effect of the kennel on the environment or amenity of the neighbourhood, as well as the likely economic and social benefits. A licence will not be granted if a kennel cannot be permitted under the premises under a town planning scheme.


12 months.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $200.00

Per establishment.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Licence to Keep a Kennel Establishment - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Dog Act 1976 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Dog Regulations 2013 Western Australia

Local law(s) name

Dogs Local Law 2012

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 Ashburton

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries Officer

Shire of Ashburton

Operating address: Lot 246, Poinciana Street
Tom Price, Western Australia 6751
Mailing address: PO BOX 567
Tom Price, Western Australia 6751
Phone: 08 9188 4444
Fax: 08 9189 2252
Website: Shire of Ashburton (Opens in new window)

Supporting information