Animal Control

The Shire of Coolgardie Rangers provide a variety of services aimed at safeguarding the community. Dogs and Cats can be registered at the Shire Office during operating hours.

Both dogs and cats are required to wear a collar with current registration tag attached to ensure they are easily identified and can be returned to their owner.

For more information on keeping more then two (2) animals at a premise please click here

Rangers will respond to the following Emergency situations as a HIGH priority:

  • Dog attacks in progress.
  • Declared dangerous dogs wandering at large.
  • Injured animals requiring immediate attention (only when owner is unknown).
  • Livestock causing traffic hazard on Highway within the Shire of Coolgardie.

Call the Shire on (08) 9080 2111 to be put through to a Ranger.


All cats from 6 months of age are required to be Micro chipped; Sterilized; and Registered with the Shire.

Fact Sheets 

→ Cat Registration Fact Sheet

→ Cat Microchipping Fact Sheet


All dogs from 3 months of age are required to be Micro chipped and Registered with the Shire. Dogs are to be tethered in public unless in an off-lead dog exercise area and only then if they are responsive to and can be called back on command.

Fact Sheets 

→ Dog Registration Fact Sheet

→ Dog Microchipping Fact Sheet

→ Dog Behaviour Fact Sheet

→ Parvovirus (Parvo) Infection Fact Sheet


Council Pounds are located at:

Coolgardie - Coolgardie Works Depot, Lady Loch Road, Coolgardie

Kambalda - Kambalda Works Depot, Santalum Street, Kambalda West

Impounded dogs may be collected after payment of pound fees at the Shire Office and only if the dog is registered and microchipped.

If the dog is not registered and microchipped, they will not be released from the pound until the registration fee has been paid and microchipping arranged.

The Shire Ranger can microchip for a fee and this can be paid at the time of registration and an appointment organised for implantation of the microchip.

Dog Pound Fees & Charges

Daily Maintenance (Weekdays)                                         $32
Daily Maintenance (Weekends & Public Holidays) $64
Seizure & Impound Fee                                     $84.50
After Hours Release Fee                $159
Surrender Fee (dog & cat)                                  $148
Rehousing Fee                                  $65
Microchipping  $65
Replace Rego Tag                             $5

All impounded Dogs & Cats MUST be registered, microchipped and fees owing paid before release.

Dog Complaints

All dog complaints should be lodged at the relevant Shire Office. A Complaint as to a Nuisance Created by a Dog form will need to be completed by the complainant for the Ranger to follow up. It is also recommended that a Barking Dog Complaints log is submitted with the form. The Shire of Coolgardie supports responsible dog ownership.

Dog Exercise Area

The Shire provides exercise areas where dogs may be unleashed, but all dogs must always remain supervised at all times.

Coolgardie - Dog Exercise Area – End of Hunt Street, Coolgardie

Kambalda - East Oval, Harry Steinhauser Reserve – Serpentine Road, Kambalda

Snake Control

The Shire Ranger has authority in regards to the capture of snakes. For more information, or to identify a snake, please call the Ranger on 9080 2111 or visit the Department of Parks and Wildlife website.

Animal Welfare Concerns

For all animal welfare concerns please contact the RSPCA directly on 1300 278 358 or head to