Dog and Cat Registration

Dog Registration

As per the Dog Act 1976, all residence 18 years or older being owners of dogs are required to register their dogs with their nearest Local Government Authority. Dog registration has many benefits for owners, including rangers being able to safely return your dog when it becomes lost.

If you own a dog aged more than 3 months, please be aware that you are legally required to register the animal with your local Council. It is an offence not to register your dog and you could be issued with a significant, on the spot fine for failing to do so.

Cat Registration

Introduced in 2012. the Cat Act 2011 requires all cats over six (6) months to be sterilised and registered with their nearest Local Government Authority. With many stray cats roaming around the Town it is important to ensure your cat is registered so we can return your beloved pet if it gets lost. Stray cats which are not claimed after a period of time are either rehomed or euthanised if they cannot be rehomed.

Registration period is from 1st November to 31st October each year. Registration fees are as follows:

Dog Registration Fees

ONE YEARTHREE YEARSLIFETIME
Unsterilised $50.00 $120.00 $250.00
Sterilised $20.00 $42.50 $100.00
Aged Pension Card Holder 50% discount on the above applicable fee

Cat Registration Fees

ONE YEARTHREE YEARSLIFETIME
Sterilised $20.00 $42.50 $100.00
Aged Pension Card Holder 50% discount on the above applicable fee
All cats must be sterilised before being registered

Residents can complete registrations at the following venues:

VenueTime
Town of Port Hedland Works Depot, Cajarina Road, Wedgefield Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
South Hedland Library, Leake Street, South Hedland Monday to Wednesdays & Fridays 9am to 5pm
Thursdays 10am to 6pm
Saturdays 10am to 1pm
Civic and Administration Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

For further information please call Ranger Services on 9158 9741.