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Dog/Cat Registration

Registration Form

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Dog Registration

All dogs aged over 3 months old within the Shire of Kent must be registered. The annual registration period commences on November 1 each year. As an owner you have the choice to pay for a 1 year, 3 year or lifetime registration.There are reduced fees for farm dogs, steralised dogs as well as pension concessions.

Why register?

If your dog becomes lost, you have a better chance of finding your dog if it is registered and wearing it’s tag. It is also an offence to keep an unregistered dog over the age of three months. The maximum fine is $5000, with a modified penalty of $200. Higher penalties apply if your dog is a dangerous dog. If your dog is unregistered and subsequently impounded, you may be liable for additional fees.

How do I register?

To register your dog, you will need to complete and sign a dog registration form. Registration forms are available from the Shire Administration Office and on this website. A person under the age of 18 years may not register a dog.

Microchipping Requirements

As of 1 November 2013 all new dogs registered for the first time, or dogs that are transferred to a new owner, need to be microchipped. All existing dogs were required to be microchipped by 1 November 2015.

When you register your dog, you will be required to provide proof that the dog has been microchipped, by providing the local government with the microchip number.

Fees & Charges

STANDARD

1 YEAR

3 YEARS

LIFETIME

Sterilised Dog or Bitch $20.00 $42.50 $100.00
Sterilised Dog or Bitch used for Stock $5.00 $10.60 $25.00
Unsterilised Dog or Bitch $50.00 $125.00 $250.00
Unsterilised Dog or Bitch used for Stock $10.00 $31.25 $62.50

PENSIONER

1 YEAR

3 YEARS

LIFETIME

Sterilised Dog or Bitch $10.00 $21.25 $50.00
Sterilised Dog or Bitch used for Stock $2.50 $5.30 $12.50
Unsterilised Dog or Bitch $25.00 $60.00 $125.00
Unsterilised Dog or Bitch used for Stock $6.25 $15.00 $31.25

Cat Registration

The Cat Act 2011 is

An Act to —
• provide for the control and management of cats; and
• promote and encourage the responsible ownership of cats, and for related matters.

Registration

The Cat Act 2011 requires all owners of a cat that has reached 6 months of age must ensure that the cat is registered with the local government in whose district the cat is ordinarily kept. A one year, three year or lifetime option is available, with the registration applying from the date of the application until 31 October.

The maximum penalty for having an unregistered cat is $5,000.

Microchipping

The Cat Act 2011 requires all owners of a cat that has reached 6 months of age must ensure that the cat is microchipped, unless the cat is exempt from microchipping. A cat is exempt from microchipping if a certificate given by a veterinarian stating that the implantation of a microchip in the cat may adversely affect the health and welfare of the cat applies in respect of the cat.

The maximum penalty for not having a cat microchipped is $5,000.

Sterilisation

The Cat Act 2011 requires all owners of a cat that has reached 6 months of age must ensure that the cat is sterilised by a veterinarian, unless the cat is exempt from sterilisation. A cat is exempt from sterilisation if any of the following apply in respect of the cat —
(a) a certificate given by a veterinarian stating that to sterilise the cat may adversely affect the health and welfare of the cat applies in respect of the cat;
(b) the cat is owned, for the purpose of breeding, by an approved cat breeder;
(c) the cat belongs to a class of cats prescribed as exempt from sterilisation.

The maximum penalty for having an unsterilized cat is $5,000.

Registration Fees

Cat Registration Standard Pensioner
-1 Year $20 $10
-3 Years $42.50 $21.25
-Lifetime $100 $50

Concessions

Pensioners receive a 50% discount upon production of a Pensioner Concession Card, or a WA Seniors Card with a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card. These cards must be shown each time the pension concession is claimed.

Cat renewals

The due date for renewals is 31 October.

For further information please contact the Shire Office during office hours.