Registering your dog for the first time

Registering your dog for the first time

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

The City promotes lifetime registration.

View the steps below on how to register your dog with the City of Cockburn

How do I register a dog? 

  1. Prepare your electronic documents

    • Your dog's 15 digit microchip number 

    • Your dog's Sterilisation Certificate, if applicable 

    • ​Your pension/seniors card, if applicable 

  2. Complete your registration

    If you are a registered user, please log in to eProperty opens in a new window first. If you are a new user please begin completing the Registration Application.

    Please note: One Registration Application is to be completed per dog.

    All dogs that are on the property must be registered. If there are more than two dogs please also contact Ranger Services.

    If you are unable to register your dog online, please contact Ranger Services by email or on 08 9411 3444 for further assistance.

    How much does it cost? 

    Length of registration Cost for STERILISED dog ($)

    Cost for UNSTERILISED dog ($)

    1 year

    $20 ($10 pensioner concession)

    $50 ($25 pensioner concession)

    3 years

    $42.50 ($21.25 pensioner concession)

    $120 ($60 pensioner concession)


    $100 ($50 pensioner concession)

    $250 ($125 pensioner concession)

  3. Make your payment online

    • Within 5 minutes you will receive an email requesting you to make payment for the registration. 

    • If you do not receive a request to make payment email, please contact Ranger Services by email opens in a new window or on 08 9411 3444. 

    • You will be contacted if the payment or correct documents have not been provided. Failure to provide this information after requested may result in a Caution email and posted Infringement.

  4. Receiving your tag

    Once your payment has been verified, a tag will be posted to your address.

    If you have not received your tag within 2 weeks, please contact Ranger Services on 08 9411 3444. 

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Dangerous, restricted breed and guard dogs

Dangerous, restricted breed and guard dogs are not eligible for online registration. Please contact Ranger Services on 08 9411 3444 for more information.

What are my responsibilities as a dog owner?

As a responsible dog owner, you must abide by all relevant legislation and be accountable for the welfare of your dog and the environment. Failure to comply may result in infringements being issued in excess of $200 and further legal proceedings may be considered.

Dog owners must:

  1. Abide by the Dog Act 1976 and Dog Regulations
  2. Microchip their dog
  3. Register their dog with their local Council.
For more information, view the responsible dog ownership page.

Frequently Asked Questions

My dog is sterilised, can I get a discount?

You will only be able to pay the discounted fee if your dog is sterilised at the time of completing the application. A copy of your signed Sterilisation Certificate must be provided when completing the Registration Application. If you do not have a copy of the certificate or are unable to obtain a copy from your vet, please upload a completed Statutory Declaration Form when completing your registration form. If you do not provide a valid Sterilisation Certificate or Statutory Declaration Form you will be contacted to pay the unsterilised rate.

I want to sterilise my dog later in the year, can I pay the discounted rate now?

You will need to register your dog as unsterilised now and pay the unsterilised rate. Once you have sterilised your dog you will need to forward a signed copy of the Sterilisation Certificate to Ranger Services by email opens in a new window so that your pet's records can be updated accordingly. The renewal fee will be discounted to the sterilised rate.

I don't know my dogs microchip number

All dogs must be microchipped under the Dog Act 1976. You may obtain the microchip number from vet records you may already have, by contacting your vet or visiting a local vet. If you are still unable to obtain the number please call Ranger Services on 08 9411 3444.

I am having trouble completing the form

Please call Customer Services on 08 9411 3444 for assistance.

Can I also register my cat online?

No, cat registrations are not available online yet. Please use the following link to complete the Cat Registration Form opens in a new window and return it by email to the City for proccessing. 

I need to register my cat and my dog

Your dog can be registered online however your cat will need to be registered separately by using a hard copy of the C opens in a new windowat Registration Form  opens in a new windowand submitting it once signed and completed. Your completed form can be emailed to Ranger Services for processing. 

How do I register my declared Dangerous dog, restricted breed or guard dog?

You will not be able to register your dog online. Please call Ranger Services on 08 9411 3444 to find out how to register your dog.

My dog is registered with another Council but I have now moved into the City of Cockburn, how do I transfer my dogs registration?

You will need to complete a hard copy New Dog Registration form and write on the top of the form which Council you are transferring from. Please contact Ranger Services on 08 9411 3444 to obtain a hard copy of the Dog Registration Form. You will need to provide microchip details and Sterilisation Certificate if applicable. Once all registration details are confirmed with your previous Council you will receive a new registration tag in the mail. You will need to dispose of your previous Council's tag. If you have not received your new tag within 2 weeks, please contact Ranger Services on 08 9411 3444. 

Renewal of dog registration

Registrations expire on October 31st each year. Lifetime registrations are exempt and will not expire. You will receive a Renewal
Form by post before your dog's registration is due to expire.

If you have not received your renewal form by October 31st please contact Ranger Services on 08 9411 3444. 

What if my dog is now sterilised, has changed addresses or has died?

You will need to complete a Change of Animal Status Form for any changes that occur for you or your dog. If your dog has been sterilised please provide the Sterilisation Certificate as well as the completed Change of Animal Status Form. 

Change of animal status form

More information and contact

For more information please email Ranger Services or call 08 9411 3444.

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