The department will be closed from Wednesday 27 December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024. We will respond to queries in the New Year. Best wishes for a safe and happy festive season.
The Dog Amendment (Stop Puppy Farming) Act 2021 was passed by the Parliament of Western Australia in December 2021.
Although changes to the Dog Act 1976 and Cat Act 2011 have now passed through Parliament, most of the provisions require further work, in consultation with stakeholders, before they take effect. This fact sheet outlines the key legislative changes and whether these changes have commenced.
Changes commenced on 23 December 2021.
Greyhounds are still required to be kept on leads in public places.
Changes have not yet commenced.
dogs owned by a person with an ‘approval to breed.’
The registration period for unsterilised dogs has changed to annual registrations only.
This information is correct at June 2023.
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