Dogs

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Dog Registration​

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. Name and address tags are law.

Registration fees can be paid in person via cash or eftpos 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 p​rovided to prove sterilisation and micro-chipping.
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 for new dogs registered after 31 May and to pensioners.

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 the City of Kwinana 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 Avenue, Medina;
  • Littlemore Park, Littlemore Road, Orelia;
  • Skottowe Parkway, Cromer Gardens, Parmelia;
  • Fenced Park, Peace Park Reserve, Parmelia Avenue, Parmelia;
  • Sloans Reserve, Wellard Road, Leda;
  • Daintree Loop Reserve, Centennial Avenue, Bertram;
  • Harrison Way Reserve, Harrison Way, Calista;
  • Djilba Reserve, Djilba View, Leda; 
  • Whyatt Park, Dalrymple Drive, Leda;
  • Riley Park, Robbins Retreat, Leda;
  • Rogan Park, Prockter Gardens, Leda;
  • Hennessy Park Reserve, Hennessy Avenue, Orelia;
  • Seabrook Way Reserve, Seabrook Way, Medina;
  • Wellard Reserve, Wellard Road, Wellard;
  • Fenced Park, corner Darling Chase and Turnix Street, Wandi; and
  • Corner Bindarri Grove and Honeywood Avenue, Wandi.

Prohibited Areas

  • Kwinana Golf Course;
  • all beaches;
  • shops; and
  • private property without permission.

While dogs are not permitted on any beaches within the City of Kwinana boundaries, there are several dog beaches located nearby and areas within the City that residents can exercise their dogs off a lead.

Map of Dog Exercise Areas​

​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's 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 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. 

 

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.

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 Assist 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.​
Page reviewed: 06 Jun 2019 2:36pm