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 provide details of the plans and specifications of the intended kennel establishment and comply with any requirements set out by the Council.


12 months.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $149.00
Renew Renewal All $122.00


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 2000

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 York

Contact details

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


Shire of York

Operating address: 1 Joaquina Street
York, Western Australia 6302
Mailing address: PO BOX 22
York, Western Australia 6302
Phone: 08 9641 2489
Website: Shire of York (Opens in new window)