Have you missed the dog registration renewal deadline?

There are currently more than 470 unregistered dogs in the Shire of Dardanup with renewals due on November 1 every year.

That means hundreds of dog owners are risking a $200 fine under the Dog Act if one of our Shire Rangers happens to come across their pet while you’re out walking, they escape their yard or a complaint is made.

Registration of dogs from three months old with your local government is compulsory under the Dog Act 1976 and starts at just $20 for one-year registration of a sterilised dog.

Dog owners can now complete payments for pet registrations online via our website here.

Registering your dog with your local council means:

  • Positive identification of your dog;
  • Reuniting lost or injured dogs with their owners;
  • Investigation and resolution of dog problems; and
  • Encouraging de-sexing of dogs through discounted registration fees.

If our Rangers discover a dog that is unregistered, under the Dog Act they have the authority to be able to issue a $200 infringement on the spot.

If you would like more information about responsible dog ownership, visit this dedicated page of our website.