The City of Bunbury encourages and supports responsible pet care and ownership. The City’s Rangers ensure the safety and control of pets and are responsible for ensuring the provisions of the Dog Act 1976 and Local Laws are complied with and maintained throughout Bunbury.
Your pet can be registered or their registration renewed at the City of Bunbury Administration Building or online above.
You will need to provide relevant documents to receive concession, a concession card or sterilisation certificate along with proof of microchipping.
All pet owners are required to notify the City of Bunbury of any changes relating to your pet’s registration via the following form.
All dogs must be registered and microchipped by the age of three months. A person must be over 18 years of age to lawfully register a dog. The registration period is from 1 November to 31 October, with all registrations expiring on 31 October, regardless of the date your dog was originally registered.
A person must be over 18 years of age to lawfully register a cat. The registration period is from 1 November to 31 October, with all registrations expiring on 31 October, regardless of the date your cat was originally registered.
If you have lost your pet please call Rangers on 9792 7106.
Dog owners will be notified in writing of their dog’s whereabouts if an impounded dog is wearing a current registration tag or identification tag.
Dogs delivered to the pound or found wandering by the Ranger will be held for a minimum of three days, after which time they will be available for re-homing through local rescue agencies.
If microchipped, sterilised and registered, cats will be returned to their owner if possible. Occasionally if the cat is stressed it will be impounded for its own safety before being checked for tags or microchip.
Cats if impounded and the owner known will then be held for seven working days. If the owner is unknown, the cat will be held for three working days.
If cat is six months or older, it will need to be sterilised prior to release as per the Cat Act.
Livestock owners may receive an infringement and be responsible for any cost associated with their animals being impounded. Owners of livestock within the City of Bunbury must ensure that the fences and gates are capable are of containing livestock within the property boundaries. If livestock stray onto public or private land and are deemed to have caused a traffic accident, the owners may be liable for any resultant damages.
Pet rescue organisations offer a range of breeds in dogs and cats and can assist in finding the right pet for you. For further information please contact:
If you are concerned about the well-being of an animal don't delay in contacting the RSPCA immediately on 9209 9300 or 1300 CRUELTY. Your action could save an animal from suffering needlessly.
If you have a problem with nuisance dogs in your area and have found that a friendly chat with your neighbour isn’t working, please call 9792 7106 for advice.
Don’t allow your cat to roam. Most people are aware that cats should be brought in during the evening to reduce hunting, but it will also assist in reducing cats being involved in road accidents, catching diseases from other cats, and fighting with other cats.