Dog Ownership

The Dog Act 1976 and the Shire of Jerramungup Dogs Local Law addresses the control and registration of dogs, the ownership and keeping of dogs, and the obligations and rights of people, both as dog owners and non-dog owners.

Under the Shire of Jerramungup Dogs Local Law  you can keep the following number of dogs (for purpose 24(4) of the Act)
i) Premises outside a townsite, 6 dogs over the age of 3 months and the young of those dogs under that age
ii) Premises located within a townsite, 2 dogs over the age of 3 months and the young of those dogs under that age.

Ratepayers and residents should be aware that Council is approaching dog control in a manner that is required by legislation and community needs. The Dog Act provides severe penalties for ongoing offences and offenders can face Court proceedings.


Is your dog microchipped? From 1 November 2015 all dogs over the age of 3 months will need to be microchipped. For information on the changes follow this link.


All dogs over three (3) months old are required by State legislation to be registered, including all farm dogs. Applications to licence dogs can be obtained from Council Office by phone on 9835 1022 or by email to, you can download a Dog Registration Form, or register your dog online.


FEES 1 Year 3 years Lifetime
Unsterilised $50.00 $120.00 $250.00
Sterilised $20.00 $42.50 $100.00
Dangerous Dogs $50.00 N/A N/A
Working Dogs
Unsterilised  $12.50 $30.00 $62.50
Sterilised $5.00 $10.65 $25.00
Eligible pensioners receive a 50% discount on registrations


Where can I take my dog?

Dogs are prohibited at the following areas within the Shire of Jerramungup:
- John Cove, south of the Wellstead Estuary
- All parks within the Bremer Bay Townsite, unless listed under clause 5.2(1)
- Little Boat Harbour Beach
- Sports grounds located at Bremer Bay, Boxwood Hill, Gairdner and Jerramungup
- All parks within the Jerramungup townsite unless listed under clause 5.2(1)

Places which are dog exercise areas:
- Back Beach, Bremer Bay
- Bremer Beach, north of Wellstead Estuary
- Lot 8001 Freeman / Barnes Drive, Bremer Bay
- Bremer Bay Sports Club Cricket Oval, Frantom Way
- Jerramungup Golf Course, part of Reserve 28169
- Old Jerramungup Oval, Monash Oval

The Shire has developed a Dog Brochure with maps of the areas you can and cant take dogs, and includes some other important information about being a responsible dog owner.

Do you have a complaint about a dog?

You can register your complaint in person at the Council office, download a Dog Complaint Form, or submit a complaint form online. For animal complaints requiring immediate attention, contact the Shire Ranger on 0429 351 022. 

This item was last updated on 28 March 2017

For more information contact:

Michael McManus, Ranger
Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 4.30pm
0429 351 022
08 9835 1161

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Dog Ownership