Dog Registrations

Why register and microchip your dog?

The main benefit is that the Vincent Rangers can return your dog to you if they are found in a public place.  If a dog is not registered or microchipped, Rangers have no way of returning him/her. When your dog is found, Rangers scan the chip. They then contact the microchip registry and the registry makes contact with the owner – so it’s really important that you keep your details up to date with the registry, eg: if you move house or change telephone number. If your dog has a registration tag then we can access our database straight away and contact you. 

Registration period runs from 1 November to 31 October each year.

From 1 November 2015, all dogs over the age of three (3) months must be not only registered but now they must also be microchipped. 

The process - as prescribed by the Dog Act

This process can seem like a bit of a run around – but every council must adhere to the state’s laws (the Dog Act 1976), including the order in which everything is done, as prescribed by the Dog Act. Please do contact us if you have any queries.

Step 1: Microchip your dog (by 3 months of age)
As all dogs must be registered by 3 months of age, you’ll need to microchip your dog before then. The City cannot accept a registration unless dogs are microchipped.  

Step 2: Register your dog (by 3 months of age)
Once your dog is microchipped you can register it by paying the registration fee and filling in the paperwork. You can do this by either visiting us here at the City 8am-5pm weekdays (bring proof of microchipping from the vet), or by submitting the necessary forms via email to mail@vincent.wa.gov.au.

Step 3: Sterilise your dog (this can occur after 6 months of age)
Follow your vet’s advice of course as to when you can sterilise your dog but this is generally the case.

The City offers residents discounts for sterilisation if performed at 'My Best Friend' Vet in Leederville (3/106 Oxford Street. Telephone: 9227 8666).

Many councils do not offer this at all, however with the City's excellent subsidy you will only pay $55.00.

To receive the City's subsidised rate for sterilisation you must complete a sterilisation subsidy application form and pay the fee at the City's Administration and Civic Centre, before attending My Best Friend Vet in Leederville. You then take that receipt with you to the vet.   * Please note that My Best Friends Vet have additional charges applicable for female dogs that are over a certain weight for spays. 

Additional Fee Weight Range
$50 30 - 40 kg
$100 40 - 50 kg
$150 50 - 60 kg
$200 60 - 70 kg
$300 > 70 kg

Note: Once the sterilisation has been done, you may visit us again to get a refund on the difference between the registration fee for a sterilised dog and an unsterilised dog. All you need to do is fill out a form, include your dog’s sterilisation certificate that you get from the vet – and we’ll process your refund. The refund amount reduces if your dog is not sterilised in their first year of registration.

Registration fees

Dog registration fees

Registration Fees

Standard Fees

 

Pensioner Fees
(50% of Standard Fee)

 

1 Year

3 Years

Lifetime

1 Year

3 Years

Lifetime

Unsterilised dogs

$50

$120

$250

$25

$60

$125

Sterilised Dog

$20

$42.50

$100

$10

$21.25

$50

A partial refund of the original registration fee may apply for previously registered dogs who are subsequently sterilised; please refer to the table below for further information.

DOG REGISTRATION PERIOD

STANDARD

PENSION CONCESSION

FEE PAID

REFUND

FEE PAID

REFUND

1 YEAR

$50

$30

$25

$15

3 YEARS

IF STERILISED 1ST YEAR

$120

$77.50

$60

$38.75

IF STERILISED 2ND YEAR

$120

$51.66

$60

$25.83

IF STERILISED 3RD YEAR

$120

$25.83

$60

$12.92

LIFETIME

IF STERILISED 1ST YEAR

$250

$150

$125

$75

IF STERILISED 2ND YEAR

$250

$100

$125

$50

IF STERILISED 3RD YEAR

$250

$50

$125

$25

DECEASED

DECEASED DOG

REFUNDS DO NOT APPLY

Registration renewals

Registration renewals can be completed online.

Alternatively they can also be paid over the phone by calling our Cashier on 9273 6000 during business hours. Please be advised that, prior to payment being accepted, a microchip number will need to be provided, if this has not previously been given to the City.

Transferring dogs between councils

As Dog registrations are recognised statewide, when moving between Councils, the requirement is to advise the Council where the dog is currently registered and of the change of address.

If you are moving into the City of Vincent and your dog is already currently registered with another Council, you will need to complete the 'Dog/Cat transfer of Council form' below. This form should be completed by the owner moving into the City of Vincent. Once the form is completed we will confirm the details with the original Council and then send out a City of Vincent registration tag. There are no fees associated with transferring Councils.

Please note: A microchip number is required to transfer your dog's registration to the City.

Dog/Cat transfer of Council form

Transferring ownership for dogs

If you sell your dog or give your dog to another person, you will need to complete the 'Dog/Cat transfer of ownership form' below, so we can update your dog's records. There are no fees associated with transferring ownership.

Dog/Cat transfer of ownership form

 

More Information

Please contact the Ranger Services on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au