Dogs & Dog Control

Dog Registration

All dogs over 3 months of age must be registered and wear a registration tag and a disc showing the owner’s name and address. Registrations are due on November 1, and can be obtained for a period of one or three years or lifetime. All dogs need to be Microchiped before registration 

Dog Registration fees are set by the State Government and are currently:

Dog Registration Fees - 1 year
Annual Registration
Unsterilised Dog / Bitch 50.00
Sterilised Dog / Bitch $20.00
Unsterilized Sheep Dog / Bitch $25.00
Sterilised Sheep Dog / Bitch $2.50
Dog Registration - 3 years
Three Year Registration 
Unsterilised Dog / Bitch $120.00
Sterilised Dog / Bitch $42.50
Sheep Dog / Bitch $37.50
Sterilised Sheep Dog / Bitch $4.50

The Shire of Morawa now offers lifetime registration for both dogs & Cats

Lifetime DOG & CAT Registrations

Sterilised Dog-Cat:  $100.00

Unsterilised Dog-Cat:  $250.00

Pensioner:  120.00

Proof of sterilisation is required at the time of registration. Applicants must be over 18 years of age. Reduced rates (50%) are available for Pensioner Concession Card holders.

Your Responsibilities

Dog owners have some definite legal responsibilities which are intended for the convenience of residents. Please:

  • Attach the registration tag and dog’s identification tag to the collar.
  • Don’t let the dog wander without proper control.
  • Keep the animal generally quiet.
  • Clean up after your pet in public places
  • Dogs must be restrained on a leash in public places at all times.

A dog attack is a very serious matter. If your dog attacks a person or other animal, you will be held responsible, even if you were not there at the time. There are very substantial penalties of up to $10,000 and/ or 12 months jail for a dog attack or inciting a dog attack.


Council contracts ranger duties to Canine Control, who conduct random monthly patrols in the Morawa townsite.


If your dog wanders from home, it may be picked up by the Shire Ranger or Shire of Morawa employees and taken to the pound.

The Council pound is situated within the confines of the Shire of Morawa Depot on Valentine Street. Fees are imposed on all impounded animals and are payable to the Shire Council before the release of the animal.

Please refer to Schedule of Fees and Charges for current Fees.

After 72 hours, an impounded animal, if not claimed or released, is disposed of.