Animals

To contact the Shire Ranger, please call 0418 531 485.

For registration of your animal please call 08 9948 1218.

Cats

All cats over the age of six months must be:

  • SterilisedCats
  • Registered
  • Micro-chipped
  • And wear a collar with registration tag.

When registering your cat, please consider the following:

  • Updating your contact details (address, telephone number and status) if recently changed, you must inform the Shire within 28 days.
  • If you have relocated to Shark Bay you can exchange your current registration tag for a Shark Bay tag at no additional cost. 
  • Proof of sterilisation and micro-chipping is required, sterilisation certificates are provided by your veterinary surgeon for this purpose.  

The registration period is from 1 November to 31 October the following year. 

Concession for pensioners (50%) - Pension card required.

Cat Registration Form

DogsDogs

All dogs over the age of three months must be:

  • Registered and wearing tag
  • Micro-chipped
  • Wear a collar with owners contact details

The registration period runs from November 1 to October 31 the following year. 

When registering your dog, please consider the following:'image description'

  • Updating your contact details (address, telephone number and dog status) if recently changed, you must inform the Shire within 28 days.
  • If you have relocated to Shark Bay you can exchange your current registration tag for a Shark Bay tag at no additional cost. 
  • Proof of sterilisation and micro-chipping is required, sterilisation certificates are provided by your veterinary surgeon for this purpose.  The sighting of a tattoo ear insignia denoting a sterilised dog is also accepted.

Failure to register your dog can lead to an 'on the spot' fine of $200. Dogs can be registered at the Shire Office, 65 Knight Terrace Denham. 

Concession for pensioners (50%) - Pension card required.

Dog Registration Form

Responsible Dog Owners

See Fees and Charges for Dog and Cat Registration Fees

Please refer to the Local Laws for designated dog exercise areas

Pets are permitted in Denham but restricted elsewhere:

  • Dogs are not permitted in Francois Peron National Park, Dirk Hartog Island, Edel Land including Steep Point, and Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve (stromatolite carpark and boardwalk).
  • Dogs are permitted at Hamelin Pool Telegraph Station.
  • Dogs are allowed in the Monkey Mia Resort area but only on a lead. They are not permitted in the dolphin experience area.
  • Dogs are permitted on a lead in the carpark at Shell Beach. They are not allowed on the beach.
  • Dogs are permitted on lead at the Wooramel Coast sites.
  • Dogs are permitted at the recreation sites on South Peron but baiting for foxes occurs outside designated recreation sites so keep to the main tourist sites.

Please click here to view map of off-lead exercise areas in Denham

1080 Baits - Parks and Wildlife Service

Please be aware that 1080 baiting, as part of Project Eden & the Western Shield program, is conducted by the Department of Biodiversity, Conversation and Attractions - Parks and Wildlife Service.

Project Eden's work reducing cat and fox numbers in the area has resulted in significant increases in bilby, malleefowl and woma python numbers.

1080 baits will kill domestic cats and dogs.  All baited areas should be considered toxic at all times as the baits remain poisonous for long periods in this arid climate.

Please click here to view 1080 baiting information from Parks & Wildlife Service

Please click here to view the Pet Owners Beware Brochure

More information on Western Shield and maps of baited areas can be found at www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/westernshield

For further information regarding 1080 baiting, contact Parks & Wildlife Service in Denham on 9948 2226 or visit www.sharkbay.org