Dog Ownership and Registration

If you are interested in getting a pet dog, there are a few things you need to do before you welcome them into your home.

To keep your dog happy and healthy, you need to:

  • Keep them exercised (dogs need to be walked regularly)
  • Provide a healthy diet
  • Give them companionship (dogs are highly social animals and get lonely easily which can lead to anxiety), this can be through other dogs at the park, people etc.

If you have concerns regarding the welfare of a dog, please visit the RSPCA website.

Registration, microchipping and sterilisation

All dogs over the age of three months must be:

  • Microchipped (through a vet) 
  • Registered with the City.

It is not a requirement that your dog is sterilised, however, discounted fees do apply for sterilised animals.


Our Rangers and Security team are here to help with any questions you might have about owning a pet in the City of Bayswater. Call us on 9272 0972 or 1300 360 333 after hours.


First time registration

Please complete the Dog Registration form and submit it with your payment and proof of microchipping to:

City of Bayswater
61 Broun Avenue,
Morley WA 6062

Or via email to

If you are applying for a discounted fee for a sterilised dog or if you hold a pensioner concession card, a copy must be provided with your application form.

Upon registration you will be issued with a dog registration tag. The tag includes a registration number and expiry date. Please attach the registration tag to your dog's collar.

Registration renewal

Dog registrations expire on October 31 each year, we will post you a renewal form in October if your dog is already registered with us. If you do not receive your form please contact us at 9272 0622.

Registration fees

Dog registrations are valid for either one year, three years or lifetime.

A discounted fee is provided for sterilised dogs.

Animal renewal forms are posted out in October each year outlining payment options.

Registration OptionsMicrochipped and sterilised dogMicrochipped and unsterilised dog
1 year$20$50
3 years$42.50$120

If you are the holder of a pensioner concession card, you are entitled to a 50% reduction on the following fees. A copy must be presented at the time of registration.

If you register your dog after 1 June each year, half of the normal fee is applicable for a one year registration only ( first time registrations only and the registration will expire on 31 October).


A microchip is an implant placed under your dog's skin by a vet. It is used to provide identification, which will help us get your dog back to you if it gets lost.

Please provide proof that your dog is sterilised and microchipped when registering your pet.

If you are concerned a microchip will affect the health of your dog, please discuss this with your vet.


The City offers a subsidy for sterilising a registered dog. Please refer to the Sterilisation Subsidy Scheme Information Sheet for information.

You can apply for this subsidy before you sterilise your dog by completing and submitting the Dog Sterilisation Scheme Application and Certificate.

Subsidies are available at these participating vet clinics:

Vet ClinicAddressContact Number

Bedford - Dianella Vet Clinic

78 Walter Road, Bedford

9275 9283

Maylands Vet Clinic

260 Guildford Road, Maylands

9371 0005

Morley Vet Centre and Cat Clinic

20 Rudloc Road, Morley

9275 3000

Noranda / Beechboro Vet Clinic

1/36 Benara Road, Noranda

9275 3021

Cherry Court Vet Clinic

6 Cherry Court, Morley9378 1133

Please contact the City for further information prior to the sterilisation of your pet.

Change of ownership/address

If the status of your pet changes, such as:

  • Change of ownership
  • Change of address.

Please contact the City of Bayswater Rangers and Security by completing the Change of Dog Registration Details form below, and return to the City.

Change of Dog Registration Details 

Keeping more than two dogs

No more than two dogs per property are permitted in the City of Bayswater unless special permission has been granted.

To apply, please complete the application to keep more than two dogs and post to:

City of Bayswater
61 Broun Avenue,
Morley WA 6062

Or email to

Alternatively,  please contact Rangers and Security on 9272 0972 or 1300 360 333.

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