Dog and Cat Registration

Dog Registrations

All dogs aged 3 months and over must be registered and micro-chipped. This is required by a state law called the Dog Act 1976. This is the State Government's law, but the Shire of Wiluna must enforce it.

The registration period commences 01 November each year.

Dog Registration Fees
Type Duration Cost
Sterilised Dog 1 year $20
Sterilised Dog 3 years $42.50
Unsterilised Dog 1 year $50
Unsterilised Dog 3 years $120

Proof of dog sterlisation is required to claim the sterilised dog fee.

Pensioners receive a 50% concession on these fees. Dogs kept as working dogs are also entitled to a 50% concession of these fees (this generally only applies to working dogs on stations/pastoral leases).

Your dog is required to wear a tag showing your name and address as well as the registration tag.

If you own a dog you have a legal responsibility to keep it under control, either within a fenced area on your property or on a leash when in public.

There are very substantial fines of up to $10,000 for a dog attack.

Any problems or enquiries regarding dogs should be referred to the Shire of Wiluna on (08) 9981 8000.

Dogs that are caught wandering in public without an owner and/or that are not registered, may be impounded and the owner also fined for non-registration. Impoundment fees are as follows:

Dog Pound Fees
Impoundment Fee $88
Sustenance Fee $16.50 per day

Dog owners must pay impoundment fees, sustenance fees, any fines and the dog registration fee before dogs can be released to them.

Cat Registrations

There is also a State Government Law that the Shire must enforce called the Cat Act 2011.

All cat owners must ensure that their cats are registered, micro-shipped and secured/locked away during certain times. There are also other requirements if you wish to keep a cat.

Cat Registration
Annual Registration of a Cat $20
3 year registration $42.50
Lifetime registration period $100

Please contact the Shire for more information about cat registrations; email