Animal Control (Cats and Dogs)
All dogs over 3 months of age must be registered, wear a registration tag and a disc showing the owner’s name and address. Registrations are due on November 1, and can be obtained for a period of one or three years. Dog registration fees are set by the State Government and are currently:
One Year Three Years
Unsterilised dog/bitch $50 $120
Sterilised dog/bitch $20 $42.50
Unsterilised working dog/bitch $12.50* $30*
Sterilised working dog/bitch $5* $10.63*
*Proof of working dog required, such as being a registered business requiring the usage of a dog, or a statement by an employer confirming the dog/s is working.
- Proof of sterilisation is required at the time of registration.
- Applicants must be over 18 years of age.
- Reduced rates (50%) are available for Pensioner Concession Card holders.
Dog registrations expire on 31 October of each year.
A 50% concession applies for each new registration made after 31 May in any year.
Forms must be emailed or faxed to the shire: email@example.com or 9973 1029.
One Year Three Years Life Breeding
$20 $42.50 $100 $100
Owners have legal responsibilities which are intended for the convenience of residents. Please:
- Attach the registration tag and identification tag to the collar.
- Don’t let your dog wander without proper control.
- Keep the animal generally quiet.
- Clean up after your pet in public places.
- Dogs must be restrained on a leash in public places at all times.
A dog attack is a very serious matter. If your dog attacks a person or other animal, you will be held responsible, even if you were not there at the time. There are penalties of up to $10,000 and/or 12 months jail for a dog attack or inciting a dog attack.
The Shire of Perenjori contracts ranger duties to Canine Control, who conduct random monthly patrols in the Perenjori town site.
If your dog wanders from home, it may be picked up by the Ranger or Shire employees and taken to the pound. The Council pound is situated within the Loading Street Depot. Fees are imposed on all impounded animals and are payable to the Shire of Perenjori before the release of the animal. After 72 hours, an impounded animal, if not claimed or released, is disposed of.
Dog complaints should be reported at the Shire of Perenjori in person and a Dog Complaint Form is required to be completed. Download the Perenjori Shire Dog Complaint Form