Dog Information


All dogs over the age of three months must be registered within the Council in which they normally reside. Registrations are due on the first of November each year and are current for either one or three years or the life of the dog. Registration helps you to recover your dog if lost and assists the City to encourage responsible dog ownership. 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.

Should you move within the State of WA, you do not have to re-register your dog, but the change of address must be given to the City where the dog was previously registered. You can also transfer the registration of your dog to your new council free of charge.

November 2013 all new dogs, that is pups and other dogs being registered for the first time or changing ownership will need to be microchipped. All dangerous dogs will have to be microchipped by 30 November 2013. All other dogs are required to be microchipped by 1 November 2015.

An exemption will only be given if a veterinarian has examined your dog and signed a certificate stating that microchipping will adversely affect the health and welfare of the dog.

However, if your dog is impounded prior to 1 November 2015 and it is not currently microchipped, the owner must provide the council with a copy of the booking and proof of payment for a microchip prior to release of the dog.


1 Year

3 Years










Pensioner Concession

If you supply a current Pensioner Concession Card, the registration fees are 1/2 the normal cost.

Working Dog

If you supply a Statutory Declaration, the registration fees are 1/4 the normal cost.

Under the Dog Act 1976, dangerous dogs (declared and restricted breed) may ONLY be registered for one year. The registration fee for a dangerous dog is $50, there is no discount available on this fee. In addition to the registration fee, owners of declared dangerous dogs are required to pay an additional $100 annual fee (with their registration) to cover the cost of the annual compliance inspection completed by Rangers.

A sterilisation certificate must be provided to be eligible for the ‘sterilised’ rate

Identification Tags

When you register your dog, you will receive a plastic tag with the name of your council and a registration number printed on it. This tag must be attached to the collar of your dog. Your name and correct residential address must also be inscribed on or attached to a collar. This will allow for quick identification of the dog and prompt notification of its location.