Registering Your Dog

In Person

Step 1.Microchipping

All dogs over the age of three months must be microchipped and registered with the respective local government. 

Your vet can assist with microchipping or provide an exemption if applicable. 

We will assist with the registration of your furry, Murray family member.

Please note that if you registering a dangerous/restricted breed, the dog must also be sterilised. A sterilisation certificate must be provided when registering your dog. 

Step 2.Download and Complete the Registration Form

Dog Registration Form(PDF, 238KB)

In most cases dog registrations can be obtained for a one year, three year or lifetime period. Dangerous dogs can only be registered one year at a time. 

You must be over the age of 18 to register a dog.

Please complete and submit one form per dog. 

Step 3.Prepare Supporting Documents/Information

  • Proof of microchipping (obtained from your vet) is required when registering your dog
  • If your dog is sterilised, please provide the sterilisation certificate (obtained from your vet) - a certificate is required when registering a dangerous dog
  • If a veterinarian has granted exemption, please ensure you have proof of the exemption.
  • If you are applying for a pensioner concession, please ready your pensioner concession card.

Step 4.Prepare Your Payment

Cash, card, cheques and money orders are accepted.

Registration Fees  Sterilised  Pensioner  Unsterilised  Pensioner 
One Year Registration $20.00  $10.00 $50.00  $25.00 
Three Year Registration  $42.50  $21.25 $120.00  $60.00
Lifetime Registration $100.00 $50.00  $250.00 $125.00 
Dangerous Dog Registration   $50.00 - One Year Renewal Only

Step 5.Visit the Shire of Murray Administration Office

Bring along your:

  • Completed registration form
  • Microchip and sterilisation certificates and/or proof of exemption
  • Proof of pensioner concession 
  • Payment

Our customer service officers will enter your details into our system and issue your pet’s registration tag.

Step 6.Attach the Registration Tag to Your Dog’s Collar

The registration tag links your furry family member to important identification information that can help ensure your dog’s welfare.

By Email

Step 1.Microchipping

All dogs over the age of three months must be microchipped and registered with the respective local government. 

Your vet can assist with microchipping or provide an exemption is applicable. 

We will assist with the registration of your furry, Murray family member.

Please note that if you registering a dangerous/restricted breed, the dog must also be sterilised. A sterilisation certificate must be provided when registering your dog. 

Step 2.Download and Complete the Registration Form

Dog Registration Form (PDF, 238KB)

In most cases dog registrations can be obtained for a one year, three year or lifetime period. Dangerous dogs can only be registered one year at a time. 

Credit card payment is the preferred payment method for email registrations. Please complete the respective section of the registration form. 

You must be over the age of 18 to register a dog.

Please complete and submit one form per dog.

Step 3.Prepare Supporting Documents 

Electronic copies of the following will need to be attached to your email with your completed registration form:

  • Proof of microchipping (obtained from your vet) 
  • If your dog is sterilised, sterislisation certificate (obtained from your vet) - certificate is required when registering a dangerous dog
  • If a veterinarian has granted exemption, please ensure you have proof of the exemption
  • If applying for a pensioner concession, you pensioner concession card

Step 4.Email Your Registration Documents

Email your registration documents to mailbag@murray.wa.gov.au.

Please ensure you attach the:

  • Completed registration form including credit card details section
  • Proof of microchip and serialisation, proof of exemption, proof of pensioner concession card

Step 5.Registration Processing 

Our customer service staff will process your pet’s registration and send a registration tag in the mail.

Step 6.Attach the Registration Tag to Your Dog’s Collar

The registration tag links your furry family member to important identification information that can help ensure your dog’s welfare. 

By Post

Step 1.Microchipping

All dogs over the age of three months must be microchipped and registered with the respective local government. 

Your vet can assist with microchipping or provide an exemption if applicable. 

We will assist with the registration of your furry, Murray family member

Please note that if you registering a dangerous/restricted breed, the dog must also be sterilised. A sterilisation certificate must be provided when registering your dog. 

Step 2.Download and Complete the Registration Form

Dog Registration Form(PDF, 238KB)

In most cases dog registrations can be obtained for a one year, three year or lifetime period. Dangerous dogs can only be registered one year at a time. 

You must be over the age of 18 to register a dog.

Please complete and submit one form per dog.

Step 3.Prepare Supporting Documents 

Certified copies of the following will need to be posted to us with your completed registration form:

  • Proof of microchipping (obtained from your vet) 
  • If your dog is sterilised, sterislisation certificate (obtained from your vet) - certificate is required when registering a dangerous dog
  • If a veterinarian has granted exemption, please ensure you have proof of the exemption
  • If applying for a pensioner concession, you pensioner concession card

Step 4.Prepare your Payment

Credit card, cheques and money orders are accepted.

Registration Fees Sterilised  Pensioner  Unsterilised  Pensioner 
One Year Registration $20.00 $10.00 $50.00 $25.00
Three Year Registration  $42.50 $21.25 $120.00 $60.00
Lifetime Registration $100.00 $50.00 $250.00 $125.00
Dangerous Dog Registration    $50.00 - One Year Renewal Only

Step 5.Post your Registration Documents

Post your documents to PO Box 21, Pinjarra WA 6208

Please ensure you include the:

  • Completed registration form 
  • Preferred payment option
  • Proof of microchip and sterilisation, proof of exemption, copy of pensioner concession card

Step 6.Registration Processing 

Our customer service staff will process your pet’s registration and return a registration tag in the mail.

Step 7.Attach the Registration Tag to your Dog’s Collar

The registration tag links your furry family member to important identification information that can help ensure your dog’s welfare.

Dog registrations are interchangeable across the state. To transfer your registration please complete our registration form(PDF, 238KB).

You will need to provide proof of registration by advising the name of the local government at which the dog is currently registered as well as its existing registration tag number.

If your dog is already registered with the Shire of Murray, please complete our change of details form(PDF, 700KB).

You can either email, post or bring the completed form into our Administration Office for processing.

No additional fees apply.

Remember, you will also need to update the details associated with your pet’s microchip. Contact your vet or the respective registry.  A microchip is only as useful as its contact details!

Dog registrations are interchangeable across the state. To transfer your registration please complete our registration form(PDF, 238KB) and return the form to us by mail, email or in person. No additional fees apply. 

Remember to alert the other local government in writing of your change of details and to update the details associated with your pet’s microchip by contacting your vet or the respective registry. 

You can keep two dogs over the age of three months and the young of these dogs up to three months old.

If your property is greater than ten hectares and situated outside a townsite, you can keep four dogs over the age of three months and the young of those dogs up to the age of three months.

If you would like to keep more dogs but less than six, you will need to complete an exemption application form(PDF, 262KB). Application Fee: $100. This form can be returned in person or by post.

  • If applying in person cash, card, cheques and money orders are accepted.
  • If applying by post cheques and money orders are accepted.

If you intend to keep six or more dogs on your property you will need to obtain a kennel establishment licence and planning approval. Health and building approvals may also be required. 

Please provide a statutory declaration in lieu of the required certificate.

Over the phone payments are not accepted.

Microchips issued by vets are separate to the registration tags issued by us. This means that dogs have to be microchipped (your vet will be able to assist with this process) and registered with us following the process specified above.

You can purchase a new tag by visiting us:

Shire of Murray Administration Office, 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra 6208  View Map

Fee: $2.75/tag