Find out about dog registration and renewals, including how to notify the Shire of a change of dog registration details.

Dog registration and renewals

All dogs over the age of 3 months must be microchipped and registered with the Shire. In addition to being a legal requirement, registration also assists the Shire’s Rangers to quickly reunite lost dogs with their owners.

To register your dog or renew your registration, please:

  1. Complete the form below 
  2. Submit the form, proof of sterilisation and registration fee payment:
  • In-person at the Shire office in Augusta or Margaret River
  • By post to PO Box 61, Margaret River WA 6285.

Note: If submitting the form by post, payment can only be paid by cheque or money order. No cash, please.

Dog registration expires on 31 October each year. 

Each year, the Shire will notify you to renew your dog registration.

Registration fees

Registration and renewal fees can be paid at the Margaret River or Augusta Shire offices Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm (please note, the Augusta office is closed between 12pm and 1pm). Proof of sterilisation must be provided at the time of registration.


Fee type1 year3 year
Lifetime
Sterilised - Standard$20.00$42.50
$100.00
Sterilised – Pensioner concession$10$21.25
$50
Unsterilised – Standard$50$120
$250
Unsterilised – Pensioner$25$60
$125

Concessions, exemptions and reductions

The 50% pensioner concession fee can only be applied on the presentation of a current Pensioner Concession Card, Veteran’s Card or a Senior’s Card together with a Commonwealth Senior’s Health Card.

First-time dog registrations processed after 31 May and before 1 November will receive a 50% reduction off the 1-year registration fee. This reduction is not applicable for 3 year or lifetime registrations.

A working dog concession is applicable for farmers using their dog(s) to tend to livestock.

A Working Dog Concession Form is required to be completed in addition to the application for dog registration.

Working Dog Concession Application Form (PDF)

Authorised guide dogs and special needs dogs are exempt from registration fees, but they must still be registered with the Shire.

Change to registration details

Please complete the form below to notify the Shire of any change to your animal details, including the sale, change of ownership or passing away of your dog.

Transfer of ownership (new owner)

Please use the form below to notify the Shire that you have taken ownership of a dog that was previously owned by another person.

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