Responsible dog ownership checklist
Dog owners have some definite legal responsibilities which are intended for the convenience of residents. Please:
- Attach the registration disc and dog's identification tag to the collar.
- Don't let the 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.
Dogs - What the Law Says - Dog Act 1976
The Dog Act contains a range of measures to improve community safety, encourage responsible dog ownership, enable nuisance behaviour to be more effectively dealt with and to recognise assistance dogs. Recent amendments to the Dog Act require that by 1 November 2015 all dogs must be microchipped. The Dog Act recognises assistance dogs that are commonly used by people with a disability.
The legal rights and responsibilities of dog owners are outlined in the Dog Act, the Dog Regulations 2013 and in local government local laws Collectively, these laws provide for the registration, ownership and control of dogs in Western Australia.
Dog owners must ensure that their dogs are registered and microchipped with the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu.
For further information regarding the Dog Act 1976 please visit the Department of Local Government website or contact them by telephoning (08) 9671 1011.
Local Dog Laws
Dog owners are reminded that all dogs over three months of age must be registered and microchipped. Registrations expire on 31 October of each year and can be obtained for a period of one or three years.
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|Dog or Bitch Unsterilised
|Dog or Bitch Sterilised
|Dog or Bitch Unsterilised (Pensioner)
|Dog or Bitch Sterilised (Pensioner)
Unsterilised dogs used for tending stock 25% of fee.
Dog Registration Form
Council employs a ranger to patrol its reserves and streets to enforce various Acts of Parliament and Council's by-laws relating to control of straying animals, Council and dog control. Contact 9671 1011.
Dog Management Facility
The Council Dog Management Facility is situated within the confines of the Works Depot. The Shire of Wongan-Ballidu reserves the right to impound animals in any Council approved management facility.
Fees are imposed on all impounded animals and are payable to the Shire Council before the release of the animal.
- Unidentifiable animals must be held for a minimum of 72 hours
- Identifiable animals must be held for a minimum 7 days
View animals in the Management Facility