Apply for a Kennel Establishment Licence

Licence Application Process

Step 1.Contact our Planners

You need to determine if your property has the appropriate zoning permitting the construction and operation of a kennel establishment.

Zoning allows us to control the numbers of dogs that reside in a locality, amenity impacts and nuisance to neighbours.

Our planners will also talk you through the requirements for attaining planning approval. You may also liaise with our building department to obtain the necessary building permit.  

Step 2.Familiarise Yourself with the Licence Conditions

Conditions of a Licence for an Approved Kennel Establishment(PDF, 98KB)

Step 3.Prepare Supporting Documents

The following must be submitted with your application:

  • A site plan of the premises showing the location of the kennels and yards and all other buildings, structures and fences (see application form for example)
  • Two (2) copies of plans and specifications of the kennel establishment (see application form for example)
  • Copy of notice of proposed use to appear in newspaper, if applicable
  • Copy of notice of proposed use to be given to adjoining premises, if applicable
  • Written evidence that a person will reside –
  • at the premises; or
  • sufficiently close to the premises to control the dogs and ensure their health and welfare

Step 4.Download and Complete the Application Form

Application for a License for an Approved Kennel Establishment(PDF, 363KB)

Step 5.Prepare Your Payment 

Application Fee: $100.00

If applying in person, cash, card, cheque and money orders are accepted.

If applying by post, cheque and money orders are accepted.

Step 6.Return Your Completed Application to Us

In Person:

Please visit our Administration Office at 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra

Bring along the:

  • Completed application form
  • Supporting documents
  • Payment

By Post:

Post your documents to PO Box 21, Pinjarra WA 6208. Please address your application to Ranger Services.

Please ensure you include the:

  • Completed application form
  • Preferred payment option
  • Supporting documents

Step 7.Application Processing and Notification of Outcome

We will process your application.

If approved we will post your licence to you. An annual license fee of $200 will be payable. 

Step 8.Display Your Licence in a Prominent Location within the Kennel Facility

Transfer of Licence

Step 1.Familiarise Yourself with the Licence Conditions

Conditions of a Licence for an Approved Kennel Establishment(PDF, 98KB)

Step 2.Prepare Supporting Documents

The following must be submitted with your application:

  • Written consent from the current licencee for the transfer of the licence to the proposed transferee 
  • Written evidence that a person will reside –
    • At the premises; or
    • Sufficiently close to the premises to control the dogs and ensure their health and welfare

Step 4.Prepare Your Payment 

Transfer Fee: $100.00

If applying in person, cash, card, cheque and money orders are accepted.

If applying by post, cheque and money orders are accepted.

Step 5.Return Your Completed Application to Us

In Person:

Please visit our Administration Office at 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra

Bring along the:

  • Completed application form
  • Supporting documents
  • Payment

By Post:

Post your documents to PO Box 21, Pinjarra WA 6208. Please address your application to Ranger Services.

Please ensure you include the:

  • Completed application form
  • Preferred payment option
  • Supporting documents

Step 6.Application Processing and Notification of Outcome

We will process your application and post or email your licence to you.

Step 7.Display Your Licence in a Prominent Location within the Kennel Facility

Kennel licenses are renewed yearly.

Each year, we issue a renewal notice advising the applicable fee.

The renewal fee must be paid within 21 days of the notice and the new license must be displayed in a prominent location within the kennel facility.

You will need to provide a formal written request to vary the license conditions. You will need to submit copies of the associated building and planning approvals.