Dogs are an important part of life in Collie as dogs can be excellent companions and provide public health benefits for the Community. However, dogs are a major area of activity for Community Rangers with over 1200 complaints per year and over 360 dogs impounded. This section provides information on dog ownership in the Collie Shire.
Download the dog registration form from the bottom of this page.
All dogs over the age of three months must be licensed with the Shire where they normally reside. The registration period runs from 1 November to October 31. Registration helps you to recover your dog if lost, assists the Shire to encourage responsible dog ownership, and to provide services to dog owners for the benefit of the whole community.
Dog registration fees are structured to encourage sterilisation of dogs. 50% Concessional Rates apply for pensioners and 75% Concessional Rates apply for working dogs. To obtain a concession rate on registration of sterilised dogs, the sterilisation certificate must be produced when obtaining a dog licence.
Should you move within the State, you do not have to re-register your dog, but the change of address must be given to the Shire where the dog was previously registered.
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Pensioners ½ the normal fee
(Fees can be paid at Shire Office during normal office hours)
When you register your dog, you will receive a plastic tag with the name of the Shire you have registered it with and a registered number printed on it. This tag must be attached to the collar of your dog. Your name and correct residential address must also be inscribed on or attached to a collar. This will allow for quick identification of the dog and prompt notification of its location.
Failure to remove or adequately dispose of dog excreta constitutes an offence under the laws of the Dog Act 1976. Carry a disposable bag in your pocket or tie to your leash – cheap nappy bags are great for this – bags will be available at some dog exercise areas.
Penalty for not cleaning up after for dog $30.
Dog Training in Collie
For details on the Dog Training School in Collie please contact Jan at Collie Vets on 9734 1155 or 0400 340 661.
Dog Exercise Areas
A map and list of dog exercise areas is provided at the back of the Shire of Collie Dogs Local Law 2010 (Pages 4336 & 4337). Click on the Shire of Collie Dogs Local Law 2010 link below.
Dogs Local Law
- impounding of dogs;
- fencing requirements;
- limiting the number of dogs (to two) that may be kept without an exemption;
- approval of kennel establishments;
- dogs in public places; and