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Dog Registration


When is this licence required?

You will require this registration if you intend to own a dog, or keep a dog on your premises. It is illegal to keep an unregistered dog. However, the following dogs are exempt from registration:

  • dog under three months of age
  • dog held by a prescribed body such as the Dogs Refuge Home or Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Inc.) of Western Australia
  • dog held by a surgeon in the course of his or her professional practice
  • dog held by the Police Force
  • pack of ten or more foxhounds that are used exclusively for the purpose of hunting and are registered as a pack
  • dog held in a registered kennel that has paid the concession fee for the registration of dogs.

Dogs may be registered as being either sterilised or un-sterilised.

If you intend to keep more than the maximum permitted number of dogs on your premises, you will also require a kennel establishment licence.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

What are the eligibility requirements for this licence?

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  1. be over 18 years old
  2. complete the relevant form
  3. pay the required fee.

You may be refused registration if any of the following circumstances apply:

  • You have been convicted off two or more offences under any animal legislation.
  • The dog has not been micro-chipped as required.
  • The dog is a dangerous dog, or is destructive, or suffering from an infectious disease.
  • The council is not satisfied that the dog will be effectively confined at your premises.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

How much does this licence cost?


Sterilised: 1 year: $20;

3 years: $42.50;

Lifetime: $100.

Un-sterilised: 1 year: $50;

3 years: $120;

Lifetime: $250.

How often do you need to apply for this licence? Duration: Registration can be for 1 year, 3 years or the lifetime of the dog.
What forms are available? Initial application:
Application for Dog Registration

What legislation specifies this requirement?

  • Dog Act 1976
  • Dog Regulations 2013

Who can you talk to for more information? Rangers


Shire of Toodyay Administration Centre 15 Fiennes Street, Toodyay, WA 6566


Telephone: (08) 9574 9370 Fax: (08) 9574 2158

Email: Internet: Shire of Toodyay

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