Dogs and Cats

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 31 October and can be obtained for a period of one or three years or lifetime. All dogs need to be micro-chipped before registration. 

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

All cats must be Sterilised  and micro chipped before registration.

Registration for cat $20.00 per year.

Dog Registration Fees - 1 year

Annual Registration
Unsterilised Dog $50.00
Sterilised Dog $20.00
Unsterilised Working Dog $12.50
Sterilised Working Dog $5.00

Dog Registration - 3 years

Three Year Registration
Unsterilised Dog $120.00
Sterilised Dog $42.50
Unsterilised Working Dog $30.00
Sterilised Working Dog $4.50

Sterilised dog or cat: $100.00The Shire of Morawa now offers lifetime registration for both dogs and cats!

Unsterilised dog: $250.00

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.

 Click here for Dog Complaint Form


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.

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


If your dog is caught roaming the streets and is placed in the pound you must pay an impound fee, registration fees and microchipping fees before the dog can be released. If your dog is impounded for more than 72 hours (3 days) the dog may be re-homed or worse destroyed.

The dog pound is situated at the Shire Depot in Valentine St and closes at 3:30pm Monday – Friday. If your dog is impounded late Friday the dog will remain in the pound over the weekend and keeping fees will apply.


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