For the well being and safety of your dog and the City of Stirling community, it is important that you look after your dog(s) responsibly. Find out about your obligations as a dog owner.

Looking after your dog

Please ensure your dog:
  • Wears a collar displaying your name, address and phone number and its registration tag for easy identification
  • Can be confined to the premises at which it lives
  • Is under the control of a competent person and held by a leash whenever in a public place
  • Is only exercised off-leash in designated areas. If your dog is off the leash, you must carry a leash to ensure it can be restrained if required.

If you or your dog disobeys any of the requirements, you may end up with a fine.

Penalties apply for the following offences

Offence Modified penalty
Unregistered dog$200.00 ($400 for Dangerous dog)
Dog unlawfully on a beach$200.00 ($400 for Dangerous dog)
Dog fouling on a footpath, street or public place$100.00 ($200 for Dangerous dog)
Fences incapable of confining a dog$100.00 ($200 for Dangerous dog)


NOTE: the above list is only a sample of offences relating to dog ownership (other offences apply under the current Dog Act 1976, Dog Regulations 2013 and the City of Stirling Dog Local Law 2008).

For more information on Responsible Dog Ownership, download the leaflet below 

Responsible Dog Ownership Brochure

If you would like more information, contact the City's Community Safety section via email or by phone on (08) 9205 8555.