Dog Registration

Within the Shire of Denmark all dogs are required to be registered and microchipped.

Why do I need to register my dog?

Not only is it law under the Dog Act 1976 for all dogs over three months to be registered, it is also important for both the general community and their dogs that Council has a record of dogs and their owners. Registration allows Council to provide for better facilities and conditions for responsible dog owners.

The benefits of registration are:

  • Positive identification of your dog
  • Reuniting lost or injured dogs with their owners
  • Investigation and resolution of dog problems

The period of registration (or dog year) runs from 1 November to 31 October, regardless of when the dog is actually registered. Current registrations can be transferred between local councils within Western Australia.

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 then you must make an application to Council.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees Standard Fees

Pensioner Fees
(50% of Standard Fee)

1 Year 3 Years Lifetime 1 Year 3 Years Lifetime
Unsterilised dogs $50.00 $120.00 $250.00 $25.00 $60.00 $125.00
Sterilised Dog $20.00 $42.50 $100.00 $10.00 $21.25 $50.00
Dangerous Dog $50.00 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Application to keep more than 2 dogs $250            
Registration Fees Sterilised


1 Year 3 Years Lifetime 1 Year 3 Years Lifetime
Working Dog $5.00 $10.60 $25.00 $12.50 $30.00 $62.50
Assistance Dog n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Complete the Online Dog Registration Form 

Start your application


Or Download a Dog Registration Form to complete offline.

Your can then submit your form at the Shire of Denmark Administration Building, 953 South Coast Hwy, Denmark WA 6333

Mon – Fri  between the hours of 9.00am – 4.00pm

What you will need to bring to your appointment

  1. Completed Dog Registration Application Form
  2. You will need to provide a certificate of sterilisation and micro-chip details from your vet.
  3. A current pension card (if eligible)
  4. Statutory Declaration: Animal Sterilisation (if you do not have a certificate)
  5. Statutory Declaration: To Register a Working Dog (if you are registering a working dog)
  6. Application to keep more than 2 dogs


Dog Pound


Rangers encourage all dog owners to read the Dog Exercise Area brochure, to be considerate of all beach/reserve users and to adhere to the control requirements outlined.

Council Policy P050203 outlines all dog areas

Dog Exercise Areas