Dog Ownership

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Dog OwnershipThe 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.

Shire of Jerramungup Dogs Local Law

Under the Shire of Jerramungup Dogs Local Law  you can keep the following number of dogs (for purpose 24(4) of the Act)

  1. Premises outside a townsite, 6 dogs over the age of 3 months and the young of those dogs under that age
  2. 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 it is compulsory by law to have your pet microchipped.

For puppies in Western Australia, the law requires them to be microchipped at three months old.

If you already own an older dog, you must have your pet microchipped as soon as possible. Although microchips might not have been compulsory when the dog came into your ownership changes to the Dog Act require microchipping for all dogs in Western Australia.


All dogs over three (3) months old are required by State legislation to be micro chipped and registered; including all farm dogs. To register your dog please complete a Dog Registration Form and return it to the Shire Office along with the dogs microchip number and proof of sterilisation if applicable.

Dog Registration Form

Payment fees outlined below.   

Dog Registration fees

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.

Dog Brochure

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. 

Dog Complaint Form

Online Complaint Form