Licence to Keep a Kennel Establishment - Shire of Wongan-Ballidu - 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 ensure that:

  • The town planning scheme allows the establishment of an approved kennel on your premises;
  • You, or another person who will have charge of the dogs will reside on the premises, or sufficiently close to the premises so as to control the dogs and ensure their health and welfare; and
  • Give notice of the establishment of a kennel on your premises to the owners and occupiers of any adjoining premises, and in the local newspaper.

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


12 months.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $200.00

Per establishment.

Act(s) name

Dog Act 1976 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Dog Regulations 2013 Western Australia

Local law(s) name

Dogs Local Law 2000

Application process


You must submit the required form to the Council together with:

  • plans and specifications of the kennel, including a site plan
  • copies of notice of proposed use
  • written evidence that you, or another person will reside on, or sufficiently close to, the premises
  • written acknowledgement that you have read and complied with any relevant code of practice
  • the relevant fee.

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 Wongan-Ballidu

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 Wongan-Ballidu

Operating address: Corner Quinlan Street and Elphin Crescent
Wongan Hills
WA 6603
Mailing address: PO BOX 84
Wongan Hills, Western Australia 6603
Phone: 08 9671 1011
Fax: 08 9671 1230
Website: Shire of Wongan-Ballidu (Opens in new window)