Within the City of Canning, animal registration renewals are forwarded to registered animal owners in October each year.

When forwarding renewals, the City must be notified in writing about any change of address or animal ownership. This is so registration records can be kept up to date.

The City now provides the option of obtaining a round disc tag as an alternative to the wrap strap tag provided previously. When renewing your registration, please indicate if you would like to try the new round disc tag option or remain with the traditional wrap strap tag option.There is no change to any fees associated with the issue of tags.

Pay Dog Registration Renewal Pay Cat Registration Renewal

Dog Registrations

Please note there was an error in the original Dog Registration Renewal Form sent to dog owners in October 2020.

The cost for a three (3) year registration of a sterilised dog was listed as $20 for full payment and $10 for concession card holders. The correct cost is $42.50 for full payment and $21.25 for concession card holders. All registration fees are legally prescribed by the State Government.

This form is being updated and will be re-sent in a follow up mail out to you. Correct payment information is listed on this site and in the payment system. 

Due to a mail merge error, some dog registration renewal forms are showing the incorrect breed. We are aware of this issue and your new dog registration renewal form should display your correct dog breed. Your dog breed is correct in the system and this will not impact your ability to pay your renewal. 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

It is a legal requirement that all dogs over the age of three months are registered. Registrations for one or three years are due on the first of November each year. Lifetime registrations are also available.

Dog registrations expire on 31 October of the following year unless registrations are paid for a three-year or lifetime period.

The prescribed dog registration fees are as follows:

Unsterilised Dog

1 Year Registration

$ 50.00

Unsterilised Dog

3 Year Registration

$120.00

Unsterilised Dog

Lifetime

$250.00

Unsterilised Dog

Lifetime (Pensioner)

$125.00

Sterilised Dog

1 Year Registration

$ 20.00

Sterilised Dog

3 Year Registration

$ 42.50

Sterilised Dog

Lifetime

$100.00

Sterilised Dog

Lifetime (Pensioner)

$ 50.00


Concession cardholders are eligible for 50 per cent off prescribed dog and cat registration fees. Concessions are available for current holders of the following concession and pension cards:

  • Pensions Concession Holder please click here to learn more about the eligibility requirements.
  • State Concession Cardholders; or
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card plus a WA Seniors Card please click here to learn more about the eligibility requirements.

If you are unable to register your dog in person at the City of Canning Civic Administration Building, please send us an email or call us on 1300 422 664.

A certificate of registration will be forwarded to you accompanied by the appropriate registration tag.

Cat Registrations

Please note there was an error in the Cat Registration Renewal Form sent to cat owners in October 2020.

The cost for a three (3) year registration of a sterilised cat for concession card holders was listed as $21.50. The correct cost is $21.25. All registration fees are legally prescribed by the State Government.

Correct payment information is listed on this site and in the payment system. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

It is a legal requirement that all cats over the age of six months are registered.

The cat registration year also begins on 1 November each year and expires on 31 October of the following year. Registrations are valid throughout Western Australia for the period of registration.

The prescribed cat registration fees are as follows:

Sterilised Cat

1 Year Registration

$ 20.00

Sterilised Cat

3 Year Registration

$ 42.50

Sterilised Cat

Lifetime

$100.00


If you are unable to register your cat in person at the City of Canning Civic Administration Building, please send us an email or call us on 1300 422 664.

A certificate of registration will be forwarded to you accompanied by the appropriate registration tag.

Cat Breeders

To be eligible to breed cats you must be over 18 years of age and have sufficient facilities and a suitable premise to breed cats in a safe and ethical way.

A certificate of approval must be obtained for all Cat Breeders within the City of Canning, for approval applicants are required to adhere to the below requirements and must be a member of one of the following groups;

The Cat Owners Association
Feline Control Council of WA
Australian or National Cats

A copy of written confirmation of member must be provided with Cat Breeder applications.

An individual City of Canning Application for Cat Breeder form must be completed for each cat to be kept at the property - the prescribed fee is $100.00 per cat. Completed Application for Cat Breeder forms and payment can be submitted via email animalregistrations@canning.wa.gov.au or in person at City of Canning Administration Building 1317 Albany Highway Cannington.

  • All unsterilised cats still need to be registered as per the Cat Act 2011 and can only be registered for 1 year, for information on registering cats see above.
  • When a cat is sold or given away, the seller must ensure the cat is microchipped and sterilised prior to transfer. If the cat cannot be sterilised due to its health or age, the seller must issue a prepaid sterilisation voucher to the new owner.
  • Any cat that is transferred (including those under six months) must be micro-chipped and sterilised unless they have a medical exemption. A cat does not have to be sterilised if the seller believes the cat is being transferred to an approved breeder or if a sterilisation voucher is provided. A prepaid voucher for sterilisation is used in the case where a cat is too young to have the procedure performed (before a vet will undertake the procedure).

Breeder’s certificates are valid for 12 months from the date of registration.

For further information please refer to State Law Publisher - WA Cat Act, Part 3, Division 4 – Breeding of Cats

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