Ranger Services

Ranger Services provide an effective and efficient service delivery to the community, residents and visitors of the Shire of Boddington.

The Ranger can be contacted through the Shire during work hours on 9883 4999 or via email shire@boddington.wa.gov.au

Ranger Responsibilities

Rangers provide a variety of services aimed at safeguarding our community, including the enforcement of numerous Acts of Parliament, Local Laws and regulations. They also deal with matters such as:

  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Animal Control
  • Firebreaks and fire hazards
  • Litter
  • Parking control
  • Off-road vehicles
  • Verge obstruction


Responsible Dog Ownership

The Dog Act 1976 and the Shire of Boddington Dogs Local Law address the control and registration of dogs: the ownership and keeping of dogs; and the obligations and rights of people; both as dog owners and non-dog owners.

Dog / Cat Registration

A dog owner is legally required to register their dog with the Local Government from the age of three months. Registrations are issued on an annual basis, commencing November 1 for a period of 12 months.

Please click here for the following:
Application for Dog Registration
Application for Cat Registration
Dog/Cat Registration Fees

All dog & cat registrations expire on 31 October.

Registration Type: 1 Year, 3 Years or Lifetime

Registration fees
Registration Type 1 Year 3 Years Lifetime
Unsterilised Dogs $50 $120 $250
Sterilised Dogs/Cats $20 $42.50 $100

Pensioner - 50% of above fees
Working Dogs - 25% of above fees

Owners Responsibility

As an owner, you have several responsibilities as outlined by the Dog Act 1976, which states owners must ensure their dog:

  • Wears a collar displaying the owner's name, address and council registration tag when in a public place
  • Be confined to the premises where it lives
  • Is held by a competent person capable of controlling a dog on a maximum two meter lead when in a public place
  • Is exercised on a leash, except in a designated area. Even in designated area, the person in control of the dog must carry a leash and use when required
  • Registered in the name of one person and that person must be aged 18 years or over
  • Households in residential areas are only permitted to house two dogs

Trap Hire Application Form

The Shire of Boddington has traps available to hire. Please contact the Ranger to discuss on 0428 838 025.

Cat Act

In accordance with The Cat Act 2011 all cats that have reached 6 months of age must be registered, microchipped and sterilised.

Responsible cat ownership checklist

As a responsible pet owner you are encouraged to:

  • Keep your cat confined to your property, especially at night.
  • Ensure your cat is easily identifiable with a collar and a name tag.
  • Microchip and sterilise your cat.
  • Vaccinate your cat.

Click here to read the Cat Owner Fact Sheet.