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Dog registrations

Dogs that live within the Shire of Chittering boundaries are required to be registered with the local authority.

Dog renewals are due to be paid by the end of October each year.

Should your dog(s) not be registered and you get a visit from a Ranger it may cost you much more than the registration fee.

Under the Shire's Dogs Local Law 2011 residents are allowed to have up to two (2) dogs on their residential property and three (3) dogs on an agricultural property.  Applications for additional dogs can be assessed by the Shire's Rangers.

As of 1 November 2013 all new dog registrations were required to be micro-chipped as per the Dog Act 1976 - Section 21(1) and Section 21(2).  Owners with dog(s) already registered have until 1 November 2015 to micro-chip their dog(s).

Dog registration forms are available on our website or you can also have one posted out to you by contacting a Customer Service Officer on 9576 4600 or email chatter@chittering.wa.gov.au.

Fees and Charges

Fees Payable

1 Year

3 Years Lifetime
Full Rate Pension Concession Full Rate Pension Concession Full Rate Pension Concession
Unsterilised Dog $50 $25 $120 $60 $250 $125
Sterilised Dog $20 $10 $42.50 $21.25 $100 $50
Dangerous / Security Dog $50 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Note:  All the above are Statutory fees

Pension Concession is 50% (pension cards must be provided)

If a dog is kept for tending/droving stock there is a 75% discount on registration.  Proof of tending/working stock is required and a Shire Ranger may ask to see the dog being worked.


Description Fee
More than 2 dogs and less than 7 dogs (Dog Act, Section 26(3)) $165.00
Implementation of a dog microchip At cost (plus admin fee)

Note:  The above are Council fees


Dog Registration Form

Change of Details of an Animal Registration


Dog Registration Tags

Dog registration tags change in colour yearly and the colours rotate in four yearly cycles.  The colours for the next four years are:

Registration period ending Colour
31 October 2018 Yellow
31 October 2019 Red
31 October 2020 Blue

Did you know that it is an offence for your dog not to wear a collar with the registration tag and their owner's name and address attached?

Random registration checks may result in fines being issued.