Why does a Local Government Authority require a Dog Local Law?

    1. Providing for the registration of dogs;

    2. Specifying areas within which it shall be an offence (unless the excreta are removed) for any person liable for the control of a dog to permit that dog to excrete on any street or public place or on any land without the consent of the occupier;

     3. Requiring that in specified areas a portion of the premises where a dog is kept must be fenced in a manner capable of confining the dog;

     4. Providing for the establishment and maintenance of dog management facilities and other services and facilities necessary or expedient for the purposes of this Act;

     5. Providing for the detention, maintenance, care and release or disposal of dogs seized;

     6.  Providing for the licensing, regulating, construction, use, and inspection of approved kennel establishments.

    Can a Local Government Authority make Local Laws?

    A local government may make local laws:

    • (a) for its district and any other area that is to be regarded, for the purposes of this Act, as being within that district; 
    • (b) in accordance with Subdivision 2 of Division 2 of Part 3 of the Local Government Act 1995; and 
    • (c) for the purposes permitted by section 51 of the Dog Act 1976

    Who has the authority to enforce The Dog Act 1976 or Dog Local Law

    Any person authorised by the local government or a member of the Western Australian Police Force.