Pet Registration & Ownership

Pet Registration & Ownership

There is State Government legislation in place to ensure control and registration of dogs and cats in our community. The State Government also sets all of the fees associated with the control and registration of dogs and cats. The Shire of Quairading is responsible for enforcing and administering this legislation in our community. Registering and microchipping your dog makes it easier for our Rangers to help return your pet to you if they become lost.

When to register your pet

Dogs aged over three months are required to be microchipped and registered
Cats aged over six months must be registered, microchipped and sterilised.
Proof of sterilisation is required at the time of registration in order to qualify for the discounted rates

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

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.

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
  • 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.

Download our guide to owning a dog in Quairading here

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.

1 Year$20.00
3 Years$42.50
Cat Registration (after May 31 in a year, for that registration year (end Oct 31)$10.00

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.

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