​Owning a dog is a commitment which needs careful consideration. Become a responsible dog owner and you and your best friend will both be happy!

The Dog Act 1976 legislates for the ownership of dogs in Western Australia and encourages responsible pet ownership. All dogs over the age of 3 months must be:

  • Micro-chipped, wearing a collar and registration tags - for identification purposes; and
  • Registered – with the Local Government.

In addition to the above, you should seriously consider having your dog sterilised. Thousands of unwanted dogs are dumped and destroyed every year. Sterilising your dog is a simple answer to prevent unwanted litters. Registration is cheaper for sterilised dogs. 

Responsible Dog Ownership Brochure

Dog registration

All dogs over the age of 3 months must be registered. Registration and ensuring your dog is wearing its tag means your pet can be identified quickly should they wander off. Registrations can be made for one or three years or the lifetime of your pet. Registrations (excluding lifetime tags) expire on 31st October of each year.

If your dog is already registered with a one or three year tag, you will receive a registration renewal form prior to the expiry date on the tag.

For puppies and dogs new to the Shire of Manjimup, please download the registration form and visit the Shire office to complete your dog's registration. Proof of micro chipping will be required.

Lifetime registrations are available for both sterilised and unsterilised dogs.  If you pay the full registration for an unsterilised dog, being $250, a refund of $150 is available if you have that dog sterilised in the first year of that lifetime registration.  Refunds of $100 and $50 respectively are available when dogs with a lifetime registration are sterilised in the second and third year from the registration date. No refund is available after three years.

From 25 January 2017 registration fees and refunds for sterilisation will be as follows (Source: Department of Local Government and Communities)

​Unsterilised Dog​Registration Period​Unsterilised Dog Registration ​Fee​Sterilisation Refund - ​First year after registration date​Sterilisation ​Refund - ​Second year after registration date​Sterilisation Refund - ​Third year after registration date​​Sterilisation Refund - ​Subsequent years after registration
​1 year​$50​$30​Not applicable​​Not applicable​Nil
​​3 year​$120​$77.50​$51.66​$25.83​Nil

You need to tell us!

Should you move within the Shire of Manjimup, you must notify the Shire so that your dog's registration details can be updated.

If you move away from the Shire of Manjimup, you must transfer your dog's registration to the new City/Shire. Complete the change of address form and give a copy to the Shire of Manjimup and your new City/Shire.

You must also notify the Shire if your dog is deceased or goes to a new owner.​

You can let the Shire know by completing the animal maintenance form and returning it to the Shire.

Page reviewed: 13 Mar 2020 3:32pm