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

It is a legal requirement that all dogs over the age of three months are registered.

The dog registration year begins on 1 November each year and expires on 31 October of the following year unless registrations are paid for a three-year or lifetime period. Registrations are valid throughout Western Australia for the period of registration.

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


Concessions of 50 per cent off the above fees are available to holders of certain pensions. For more information about concessions, please click here.

If you are unable to register your dog in person at the City of Canning Civic Administration Building, please download a Dog Registration Form, 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

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


Concessions of 50 per cent off the above fees are available to holders of certain pensions. For more information about concessions, please click here.

If you are unable to register your cat in person at the City of Canning Civic Administration Building, please download a Cat Registration Form, 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 with in the City of Canning, for approval applicants are required to adhere to the below requirements.

Applicants

Cat Breeders must be a current 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 City of Canning Application for Cat Breeder forms and payment can be submitted to the city via email customer@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