Licence to Keep a Kennel Establishment - Western Australia


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:

  • obtain planning approval for an animal establishment
  • fulfil the relevant notification requirements
  • comply with any conditions placed on your licence (such as size of kennel and yards, location of kennel, and kennel material)
  • pay any prescribed fees.

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 $100.00 -
Apply Application All $51.20 Application for approval to keep more than two dogs.
Apply Licence All $50.00 -
Apply Licence All $50.00 Fee per year for licence to keep more than two dogs.


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 WA

Regulation(s) name

Dog Regulations 2013 WA

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

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Operating address: 577 Hannan Street
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia 6430
Mailing address: PO BOX 2042
Boulder, Western Australia 6432
Phone: 08 9021 9600
Fax: 08 9021 6113
Website: City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder (Opens in new window)