Dog Information

In accordance with The Dog Act 1976  all dogs that have reached 3 months of age must be registered and microchipped. 

Registration

The registered owner of a dog must be at least 18 years old. Dogs may be registered for one year, three years or lifetime. Dog owners will need to provide a certificate of sterilisation from a veterinary clinic to claim the discounted registration fee.

Registration Costs

1 year

3 years

Lifetime

Unsterilised

$50

$120

$250

Sterilised

$20

$42.50

$100

Registrations expire the following 31 October, regardless of when the dog is actually registered.

Eligible pensioners are entitled to a 50% concession - Current Pensioner Concession card must be presented upon payment to claim a discounted registration fee. 

New Dog Registration 

Pay Your Registration Renewal Online

To renew your dog registration online, you will need your Account Number which is shown on the application renewal of dog registration sent to you.

Pay Your Renewal Online

Registration of Dangerous Dogs

Dangerous dogs may only be registered for one year. The fee is $50 whether or not the dog is sterilised. The owner of a declared dangerous dog is also required to pay an annual $100 compliance inspection fee.

Concession fees do not apply to dangerous dogs.

Restricted Breeds

A restricted breed is a dog that is prohibited under the Dog (Restricted Breed) Regulation 2006 which includes the following breeds:

  • Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Brasileiro
  • Japanese Tosa
  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Presa Canario.

They may also be either a mixed breed that visibly contain any of the above prohibited breeds. There are a considerable number of restrictions that must be strictly adhered to before you can own a “restricted breed” dog.

Responsible Dog Ownership 

The Shire of Dardanup encourages responsible dog ownership. There are a number of practical ways that you can contribute to being a responsible dog owner. These include:

  • Keeping your dog confined to your property
  • Keeping your dogs registration and microchip details up to date
  • Ensuring your dog does not cause a neighbourhood nuisance by barking

Should any details regarding the registration of your pet change, please contact the Shire of Dardanup office or complete the online form – Change of Recorded Information – Pet.

You will find some more helpful information in the brochure link below:

Responsible Pet Ownership Brochure

Maximum Number of Dogs

The maximum number of dogs allowed without a permit is two. To apply for a permit to keep more than two dogs submit an application form. There is a $125 application fee.

Application Form to Keep More Than Two (2) Dogs

Barking Dogs

Barking is a normal sound a dog uses to communicate. Excessive barking, particularly at night can become a neighbourhood nuisance. Dogs do not bark without a reason. It can occur when the dog:

  • is excited or bored
  • has separation anxiety
  • feels threatened
  • is being protective

Nuisance barking should be dealt with in the early stages. Neighbours are encouraged to speak to the owner(s) of the dog(s) creating the nuisance, if they are concerned about excessive barking.

If the barking continues residents are encouraged to contact Ranger Services. A Ranger will then liaise with the dog owner and provide suggestions on how the barking may be reduced and you may be required to complete a nuisance barking diary for a period of 7-14 days.

All information will remain confidential and the Shire or the Ranger will not divulge any details regarding complaints to the dog owner.

Dog Attacks

If you are a victim of, or have witnessed, a dog attack, please contact Ranger Services immediately on 9724 0000.

A dog attack can take many forms, from a person or animal being chased and growled at, to a physical contact resulting in the death or serious injury to a person or animal. All attacks should be reported to Ranger Services, regardless of the severity of the attack. All complaints are confidential.

To prevent dog attacks:

  • always supervise young children around dogs
  • when in public keep your dog under effective control
  • consider fitting a muzzle if your dog is unsociable around people or other dogs

Wandering Dogs

Wandering dogs may attack people, wildlife or other animals and are at risk of being hit by a car.

Keep your dog securely confined to your property by means of adequate fencing and gates.

Contact Ranger Services if you see a dog wandering or if you have lost your dog.

Impounded Dogs

If the owner of an impounded dog is identified they will be notified and will have seven working days to claim their dog. The pet owner will need to pay a poundage fee and daily sustenance prior to the dog being released from the Animal Management Facility.

Unregistered dogs must be microchipped and registered before being released to their owner.

Once the fees have been paid, arrangements will be made by the Ranger to meet the dog owner at the Administration Centre, Eaton Office Monday to Friday.

If an owner is not identified, details of an impounded cat will be published on the Lost Animals webpage.

If not claimed within three working days unclaimed dogs will be assessed by SAFE and BARRC to see if they are suitable for rehoming.

Related Information

Ranger Contact Details

P:    08 9724 0307 (24 hours)

rangers@dardanup.wa.gov.au

Ranger hours: 8am – 4.30pm Monday - Friday

Outside of office hours, your call will be diverted to a call centre operator who will pass your contact details to a Duty Ranger if necessary.

Rangers will attend to emergency after-hours matters only.