Shire of Murchison

Dog Registration

Dog Licences Are Due On 1 November

The Shire of Murchison wishes to remind residents that the Dog Act 1976 requires all dogs over three months of age to be licensed. All new dog registrations require the dog to  also be microchipped before it can be registered as per the Dog Amendment Act 2013.  Your rights and responsibilities as a dog owner are outlined in the following link - https://www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/AdviceSupport/Pages/Cats-and-dogs.aspx. See below for licensing fees.

To licence your dog(s), please contact the Shire Office on 08 9963 7999. Alternatively you may wish to fax a copy of the registration form to 08 9963 7966 or email to cso@murchison.wa.gov.au.

Dog Registration Fees
1 Year
Unsterilised Dog or Bitch $50.00
Sterilised* Dog or Bitch $20.00
Pensioners ½ Fee
Working Dogs ¼ Fee
3 Years
Unsterilised Dog or Bitch $120.00
Sterilised* Dog or Bitch $42.50
Pensioners ½ Fee
Working Dogs ¼ Fee
Registrations made after 31st of May of any year ½ Fee
LIFETIME REGISTRATION 
Unsterilised Dog or Bitch $250
Sterilised* Dog or Bitch $100
Pensioners ½ Fee
 Dangerous dogs must be registered annually  

* Please note that proof of Sterilisation is required. This can be either a Vet Certificate or a visual inspection by Council Staff.

Annual registrations made are for the period 1 November to 31 October.

Life Registration is now available for dogs

 

Dog registration form

 

Cat Registration

The Cat Act 2011 requires the identification, registration and sterilisation of domestic cats, and gives local governments the power to administer and enforce the legislation.

From 1 November 2013, the full Cat Act 2011 takes effect and will require all cats that have reached 6 months of age to be:

  • Microchipped;
  • Sterilised; and
  • Registered with the relevant local government.

Cats will be required to wear a collar and registration tag to ensure that owned cats can be easily identified and returned to their owner.

The legislation will provide for better management of the unwanted impacts of cats on the community and the environment, as well as encourage responsible cat ownership.  Your rights and responsibilities as a cat owner are outlined in the following link -

http://dlg.wa.gov.au/Content/Legislation/ResponsibleCatownership

 

                                        The legislated fee for registering a cat is

                                                    $20.00 per cat per year or

                                              $42.50 per cat for three years or

                                          $ 100.00 per cat for lifetime registration.

                               Pensioners pay 50% of the above quoted fees.

The maximum number of cats permitted to be registered to a property is three HOWEVER all persons currently owning more than three cats will be permitted to register all their cats until such time that the population is by natural causes to three.