Animal Control

Dog and Animal Control

Register and Microchip your Dog

Register and Microchip your Dog

State law requires all dogs in the Shire over the age of three months to be microchipped, and registered with the Shire of Broome in the name of a person over the age of 18 years. Dog registrations are due on the 1st of November of each year and you can choose the option of a one (1) or three (3) year term. Registrations can be made at the Shire office.

Registration Fees One Year Three Years
Unsterilised Dog/Bitch $50.00 $120.00
Sterilised Dog/Bitch $20.00 $42.50

Pensioners receive a 50% discount. Subsidies are available to pensioners to assist in the sterilisation of a dog or cat. Conditions apply. Contact the Shire offices for further details.

Control Your Dog and Keep it Out of the Pound

Ensure your dog is not able to roam freely. Should it be found roaming, your dog will be impounded. Should you have reason to believe that your dog may have been impounded, contact the Shire Office during working hours or the Duty Ranger.

Fees are imposed on all impounded animals and are payable to the Shire before the release of the dog. Dogs can only be released Monday to Friday during office hours. Dogs impounded for more than 72 hours may be euthanised. Fees apply for impounded dogs, in addition to a daily sustenance fee.

Exercise Your Dog

A healthy and fit dog is a happy dog. The Shire provides open spaces for exercising dogs at Cable Beach, Riddell Beach and Entrance Point.

Whilst in these exercise areas, dogs must be under control and the owner or handler must carry a leash. Please note that the Shire Ovals and Recreation Grounds are not dog exercise areas. Dogs are prohibited on Cable Beach between the Surf Club and 1km north of the rocks, the Cable Beach Reserve and Town Beach. If your dog is not in a specified exercise area it must be on a leash at all times.

Dog owners must remove any faeces left by the dog. "Poo pouches" are available from the Shire Offices and various exercise areas.

Protect Others from Dog Attacks

Dog attacks are a serious offence carrying with them substantial penalties, so please ensure your dog is fully restrained at home and is on a leash at all times when in public.

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