Cat and Dog Registrations

Cat Registrations

New procedures will commence shortly in relation to cat registrations. All cats over the age of six months will have to be licensed with the Council where they normally reside. The registration period will run from 1 November to 31 October each year. Registration helps you to recover your cat if lost and assists the Council to encourage responsible cat ownership. Watch this space for further information regarding Cat registrations and your obligations.

Dog Registrations

All dogs over the age of three months must be licensed 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 or 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 1200.

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 nuisance.

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 or 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 forms.

Failure to register your dog may result in a $500 penalty under the Dog Act.

To search for specific Acts and subsidiary legislation please visit the Department of Premier and Cabinet website.

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