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Animal Control


Council has a Pound located at the Works Depot. For enquiries relating to dogs in the Pound please contact the Shire Office.

Ranger Services

The Ranger is responsible for:

  • Dog Complaints
  • Cat Complaints and Queries
  • Straying stock on roads. The Ranger continually monitors fences along roads and issues notices to repair where the fences are found to be in disrepair.
  • Fire prevention including firebreak inspections.
  • Litter control.
  • Camping
  • Off Road Vehicles.

Dog Licensing

All dogs over the age of three months must be registered with the Shire. Registration expires on the 31st of October each year. You may choose to licence your dog for one year, three years or lifetime.

Fees for Registration

Pet Registration Fees Information
Sterilised Pet $20.00 $42.50 $100.00
Unsterilised Pet $50.00 $120.00 $250.00
Sterilised Working Dog $5.00 $10.65 $25.00
Unsterilised Working Dog $12.50 $30.00 $62.50

Proof of sterilisation is required at the time of registration in order to qualify for the discounted rates.

Pensioner Concessions available upon verification of an appropriate Pension Card.

*New*  Brochure: Owning a Dog in Quairading - Your guide to the Dog Act 1976: 

Owning a Dog in Quairading

All dog owners are required by Law under the Dog Act 1976 to:

  • Register their dog with the Local Council;
  • Ensure their dog is unable to escape from their yard; and
  • Leash their dog at all times in public places.

Please note that keeping more than two dogs (excluding working dogs) on a property requires Council approval, upon application.

First Registration of a Dog after 31st May each year, only one half of the Registration Fee is payable.

Please click here to view the fees and charges for animal control

Keeping & Management of Dogs

The Department of Local Government and Communities maintains a Website that provides a broad range of information that is easily accessible, about the keeping of pet dogs.

It includes information on their care; the responsibilities of owners; training and socialisation; behaviour around dogs; legislative requirements, including registration, confinement and control; community contacts; behavioural problems such as nuisance barking, and a number of other matters.

In addition to the above, the Department has also produced two brochures relating to the management and control of dogs and behaviour around dogs.

Contact: Department of Local Government and Communities Country No. Toll Free: 1800 620 511

The Cat Act 2011

The new State Government Cat Laws came into effect on the 1st of November 2013.

All cats over the age of six (6) months must be Sterilised, Micro-chipped and Registered.

Cat Registration Fees Information
Period Cost
1 Year $20.00
3 Years $42.50
Lifetime $100.00

Pensioners receive a 50% Concession when a current Pensioner Concession Card is produced.

Pursuant to Council’s Health Local Laws 2000: “a person shall not, without an exemption in writing from the Council, keep more than 2 cats over the ages of 3 months on premises on any land within the District.”

Further Cat Act information can be obtained from the Department of Local Government and Communities Website.


For more information on Animal Control and regulations in the Shire of Quairading, please contact the Shire Office for Enquiries on 9645 2400.