Licence to Keep a Kennel Establishment - City of Stirling - Western Australia


You may need 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 of 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.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

An applicant for this licence must:

  • provide a site plan of the premises showing the location of each of the kennels and yards and all other buildings, structures and fences
  • plans and specifications of the kennel establishment
  • written evidence that either the application or another person who will have the charge of the dogs will reside on the premises or, in the opinion of the council, sufficiently close to the premises so as to control the dogs
  • a written acknowledgement that the applicant has read and agrees to comply with any code of practice relating to the keepings of dogs nominated by the council
  • the prescribed fee.

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 $50.00 Annual Kennel Licence. Fees for 2021-22.
Apply Application All $100.00

Application to keep more than two dogs. Fees for 2021-22.


Act(s) name

Dog Act 1976 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Dog Regulations 2013 Western Australia

Local law(s) name

Dogs Local Law 2008

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 Stirling

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

City of Stirling

Western Australia
Operating address: 25 Cedric Street
Stirling, Western Australia 6021
Mailing address: PO BOX 1533
Osborne Park, Western Australia 6917
Phone: 08 9205 8555
Fax: 08 9345 8822
Website: City of Stirling (Opens in new window)