The West Australian Government has opened a Request for Tender for the state’s first centralised registration system for dogs and cats.

When the system is up and running, pet owners will have a single location to register their animals and keep their information current, helping local governments track animals and put an end to the practise of puppy farming.

The system was a key part of the McGowan Government’s election commitment, and Amber-Jade Sanderson, Acting Local Government Minister, said the system will ensure a consistent approach to dog and cat registration no matter what local government area a pet owner lives in.

“The McGowan Government has engaged with local governments throughout Western Australia to find out exactly what they require from a centralised registration system for cats and dogs and ensuring the system will meet those diverse needs.”

The local government sector was extensively consulted during the development of the centralised registration system, which is expected to go into operation in the second half of 2023.

The tender is advertised on the TendersWA website.

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