All dogs over the age of three months must be licenced with the
Council where they normally reside. The registration period runs
from 1 November to 31 October each year. Registration helps you to
recover your dog if lost and assists the Council to encourage
responsible dog ownership.
Registrations are valid throughout Western Australia and the
owner must notify the Council concerned of any change in address.
To transfer your dog registration once you have changed your
address, take the current papers into your local Council.
Council also request that dog owners are to inform Council
immediately of any change to ownership of death of the dog.
All dogs must be kept on a lead whist on any street or reserve,
and effectively restrained at all times.
If your dog is missing or you have found someone’s dog
wandering on your property, contact the Council immediately on 9765
Any other dog complaints should also be directed to the Council
and we will arrange the Ranger to assist.
Council is concerned at the increasing incidents of dogs roaming
at large, harassing stock and creating a traffic hazard. Your
co-operation is requested to help eliminate this
A person under 18 years of age may not lawfully register a dog
in his or her name. The dog must be registered by a parent of
another adult who will then be regarded as the lawful owner.
In addition to the dog registration tag, each dog must also have
a tag on which is inscribed the owners name and address. These are
available from the RSPCA, of which the Council has the relevant
Failure to register your dog may result in a $500 penalty under
the Dog Act.