Registrations can be completed at the following locations (Monday- Friday). Remember to bring proof of sterilisation (certificate) if sterilised and your dog's microchip number. Please contact your local veterinarian for costs associated with sterilisation and microchipping.
3 Peel Street, Mandurah, 8.15am – 4.30pm
Cobblers Road, Falcon, 9.00am – 5.00pm
After registering you will be issued with an identification tag. Dogs must wear this plus a collar with name and owners contact number.
Renewing your dogs registration is easy to do by paying online using our secure eServices portal. Alternatively you may visit one of the above locations.
Holders of a Pensioner Concession Card receive a 50% discount on these fees. Please contact your local veterinarian for costs associated with sterilisation and microchipping.
Dog owners are required by law to have all dogs over the age of three months microchipped and registered with Local Councils. Registrations are transferable within Western Australia.
The benefits of registration are:
Registration periods are from November 1 to October 31 each year, regardless of the date when the dog is actually registered.
When you move address, relocate an animal or your animal sadly passes away, please advise us of these changes.
Change of animal ownership must be done in writing on an Animal Registration Change of Details form and the previous owner of the animal must have signed this form before change of ownership can be completed.
Please Note: It is an offence to sell or give away a dangerous dog (restricted breed).
Only two dogs are permitted to be kept at any one residence. You may keep puppies until they reach the age of three months. Should you wish to keep more than two dogs please complete the Application to Keep More Than 2 Dogs and submit over the counter at the City Administration Building, 3 Peel Street, Mandurah between 8.15am – 4.30pm. Please note there is a $50.00 fee to be paid on application (this is non refundable). If you have any queries regarding the application, please contact email@example.com or phone 9550 3777 to speak to a customer service officer.
A dangerous dog (declared) is a dog who:
There may also be other behaviour that meets the criteria to declare a dog ‘dangerous’.
Dog poo in any public place is not only offensive in smell and appearance, but carries a huge risk of disease and infection.
Dog poo can infect adults and children with:
All can cause significant illness
Dogs can contract diseases from infected poos such as:
Most are highly contagious and often fatal (especially for puppies). If the poo isn’t picked up and breaks down in the soil, some of these diseases can be present in that soil for up to two years.
Dog owners are responsible for picking up after their dogs and we encourage you to carry your own poo bags. Failure to pick up after your dog in public may result in a fine of $200.
There is a legal obligation on dog owners to pick up after their dogs whilst in public areas. The City has provided dog poo bag dispensers on a number of public bins throughout the City. The dog poo bags are only replenished when the bin is collected and the City does not provide any guarantee that the dispenser will always contain dog poo bags.
Dog poo bags are provided by the City to assist dog owners but it is their responsibility to ensure they always have dog poo bags on hand where walking their dog. Dog poo bags can also be purchased at retail outlets.
The City is moving towards the supply of compostable dog poo bags at our bins and the location of dog poo bags will be reviewed as part of this project. Compostable bags are significantly more expensive than single use dog poo bags.
Why aren’t the dog poo bags on public bins replenished more often?
Dog poo bags are replenished by our waste contractor on a weekly basis when they empty the bin. It is important to note that the obligation to supply dog poo bags rests with the dog owner and not the City and the City provides this service to assist dog owners in meeting their obligations of picking up after their dogs.
Why don't all public bins have dog poo bags?
Due to the significant expense involved in purchasing dispensers and the ongoing costs of supplying bags. The City has over 800 public bins throughout the City and the cost to supply bags to every bin is very significant.
It is also important to note that dog owners are responsible for supplying dog waste bags when walking their dog (not the City), and the City provides a supply of dog poo bags to pubic bins to assist dog owners in meeting their obligations in picking up after their dog. Dog poo bags are readily available from large retail outlets in Mandurah and dog owners have the option of purchasing their own bags.
Before your animal can be released: