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

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


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

Act(s) name

Dog Act 1976 WA

Regulation(s) name

Dog Regulations 2013 WA

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 West Arthur

Contact details

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

Environmental Health Officer, Environmental Health Services

Shire of West Arthur

Operating address: 31 Burrowes Street
Darkan, Western Australia 6392
Phone: 08 9736 2222
Fax: 08 9736 2212
Website: Shire of West Arthur (Opens in new window)