Dog Information

Dog Management Facility

Located on Beacham Crescent, Medina, within the City of Kwinana Depot.

Opening hours:
From 12-1pm Monday to Friday. No appointment necessary. 

On weekends between 8am and 5pm. Please phone the City Assist team on 9439 0400.

In accordance with legislation, the City will keep a dog in the dog mangement facility for a period of seven days to provide time for the dog to be reunited with its owner. After that period, where possible the City seeks to find suitable homes for dogs capable of being rehomed.

For fees relating to rehoming of a dog, please contact the City Assist team.

Reclaiming your Dog

If your dog has been impounded and you wish to reclaim your pet, any outstanding impound, registration and daily sustenance fees need to be paid to the City Assist team prior to collection.
  • Impoundment fee: $113
  • Sustenance fee: $31 per day
  • Microchipping fee: $70
Please note that if you have not registered your dog you will need to do so before collecting it from the pound.

Payment at the pound is cash or credit card only.



Dog Registration

Name and address tags are law.

All dogs over the age of three months are required under the Dog Act 1976 to be microchipped when registered. Dogs should be registered before 31 October each year.

Registration fees can be paid in person at the City’s Administration Building, corner Gilmore Avenue and Sulphur Road, Kwinana.

Registrations and fee payments can also be made via post and fax. Refer to the below registration and credit card payment forms. Note: Documents must be provided to prove sterilisation and micro-chipping.

Download the Dog Registration Form
Download the Credit Card Payment Form

Registration fees are:
  • Sterilised dogs: $20 for one year, $42.50 for three years, $100 lifetime.
  • Unsterilised dogs: $50 for one year, $120 for three years, $250 lifetime.
  • Discounts are available to pensioners and new dogs registered after 31 May.
The Dog Act also requires that you place a numbered registration tag (which you receive on registration of your dog) on your dog's collar. The tag will significantly improve the chances of your dog being returned to you in the event that it goes missing.

Please notify Council if you move house. Dog registrations are transferable between Councils.



Dog Exercise Areas

When taking your dog into a public area, it is important that the dog is on a lead at all times. Failure to do so may result in a fine as defined by the legislation.

Responsible dog owners also ensure any dog droppings are picked up immediately. The City has placed 'dog poo' bags at many convenient locations, but we suggest that you carry your own plastic bags for this purpose. Failure to do so may result in a fine as defined by the legislation.

Within authorised dog exercise areas, owners can exercise their dogs without a lead, provided the dog is under supervision and effective control. Several areas around Kwinana have been set aside as dog exercise areas.

Dog exercise areas are:
  • Harry McGuigan Park, Medina;
  • Littlemore Park, Orelia;
  • Skottowe Parkway, Parmelia;
  • Liddelow Road, Wandi;
  • Chisham Oval, Parmelia (bushland only);
  • Peace Park, Parmelia Avenue, Parmelia;
  • Sloans Reserve, Wellard Road, Leda;
  • Westmoreland Circle, Bertram;
  • Daintree Loop, Bertram;
  • Harrison Way, Calista;
  • Whitebread Way, Leda
  • Hennessy Park Reserve, Orelia;
  • Wellard Park and Weaver Lane Public Recreation Reserve, Wellard; and
  • Seabrook Way, Medina.

Prohibited Areas

  • Kwinana Golf Course;
  • all beaches;
  • shops; and
  • private property without permission.
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Dog Barking Complaints and Solutions

If you have dogs in your neighbourhood that are barking constantly and for no apparent reason, you are encouraged to approach your neighbour to make them aware of your concerns. In most instances, the neighbour will appreciate being made aware of the nuisance caused by their dog(s) without official intervention.

For further information, please review the factsheet on Dog Barking.

If it is not possible to find a lasting solution, the City Assist team can be contacted to examine other strategies.


  

Permission to Keep More than Two Dogs

If you wish to keep more than two dogs on your property, please contact the City Assist team.

*Please be advised where Council has APPROVED your application to keep more than two dogs, and the Council receives one complaint of any type regarding the below dogs, the approval may be withdrawn.



Restricted Breeds

A recent amendment to the Dog Act 1976 requires that owners of pit bull terriers, American pit bull terriers, dogo Argentino, fila Brasileiro, Japanese tosa and perro de pressa canario (or crosses of these breeds) must have their dogs on a lead and muzzled at all times in public places and must ensure the dogs are suitably confined when on the owner's property. These dogs must also be sterilised.

Factsheet - Dangerous Dog (Declared)
Factsheet - Dangerous Dog (Restricted)

For more information, please view the Department of Local Government's Dog Laws brochure.


Emergency Management

The City of Kwinana has an Emergency Management Plan to help dog owners if an emergency, such as a bushfire, occurs. For more details, go to the Animal Management page.



Dog Attacks

A dog attack includes biting, chasing, acting aggressively towards another person or animal. It does not necessarily have to bite or cause injury to be considered an attack.

Reporting an attack enables City Asssit Officers to investigate the allegations and take the appropriate action under the Dog Act 1976.



 

For more information

Please contact the City Assist team on 9439 0400.