Taking Pets to Australia
Dog and Cat ResourcesMost of the following is written for Perth, but will relate fairly well to other cities. Some of the links are Perth-specific, some are Australia-wide.
Dog LicensingAll dogs over the age of three months must be registered via your local council.
Most councils have a limit on the number of dogs that can be kept at home.
Dog Exercise AreasMost public parks allow dogs - there are usually signs to indicate if dogs are NOT allowed or must be kept on a leash.
Most areas of the Swan and Canning River foreshores permit dogs, although there are some restrictions.
Only certain beaches are available for dog exercise - check your local council website for a list of these beaches.
In general, dog owners are very good about cleaning up after their dog - most parks have a supply of "pooch-pouches" and bins. You do not see much dog mess at all on public footpaths.
Dog LinksLocal council guide to responsible dog ownership
"Walking the Dog", an occasional series which brings you classic walks of the Perth/Fremantle area
Australia's Pure Breed Dog Community