Dog Registration Renewals and Change of Details

Dog Registration Requirements 

All dogs over three months old must be registered and microchipped under the Dog Act 1976 opens in a new window.

Sterilisation is not mandatory, however it is recommended. Contact your vet for information about the benefits of sterilising your dog. All dogs must remain registered for the reminder of their life.

All dog registrations must be renewed before the 1 November each year, on the year that they expire.  A Renewal Form will be posted to you before the registration expires.

Dog Registration Costs

Length of registration Cost for STERILISED
dog ($)

dog ($)

1 year $20
($10 pensioner concession)
($25 pensioner concession)
3 years $42.50
($21.25 pensioner concession)
($60 pensioner concession)
Lifetime $100
($50 pensioner concession)
($125 pensioner concession)

Renew your dog registration online

You can renew your dog registration online through Online Payments using your dog's unique animal number. If you do not have this number please contact the City on 08 9411 3444. 

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All dog registrations must be renewed before the 1 November each year, on the year that they expire. 

Please refer to the costs listed above.

Dog Registration Refund

Dog owners may be eligible for a partial refund for the cost of registering their dog. If you have sterilised your dog after you paid the registration fee, you may  be entitled to a refund of a portion of the registration fee. A completed Refund Application Form opens in a new window must be submitted to be considered for a refund. 

Amount Paid 

Year Refund Requested 

Refund Amount 

1 Year Fee $50 - $30.00
3 Year Fee $120 1st Year  $77.50
  2nd Year  $51.66
  3rd Year  $25.83
Lifetime Fee $250 1st Year  $150
  2nd Year  $100
  3rd Year  $50
After 3 years    Not entitled to refund

Change of animal status

If you or your dog's information change, please complete the Change of Animal Status Form opens in a new window so that we may ensure your records are kept up to date.

Please let the City know if any of the follow changes occur: 

  • You have a new address, phone number or email 

  • Your alternate contact person or their number has changed 

  • Your dog has a new owner 

  • Your dog is now sterilised. A signed Sterilisation Certificate is required

  • You are now a Senior or Pensioner. Proof required

  • Death of a dog.

More information please contact Ranger Services on 08 9411 3444 or email.

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Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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