Wagin Home Care Program

The Wagin Home Care program is funded by the Australian Government and is administered by the Shire of Wagin. Wagin Home Care covers the Shires of Wagin and West Arthur.

Our target groups for home support services are for the frail aged and younger people with disabilities and their carers. The aim of the program is to help consumers and carers to remain living independently in their own homes and the community.

The services provided are:

Wagin Home Care Services
Home Help Cleaning, washing, & ironing, shopping, bill paying
Home Maintenance Gardening - lawn mowing, edging, small maintenance jobs eg, changing of light globes, replacing tap washers.
Local Transport For medical appointments.
Personal Care Showering, shaving & grooming
Respite Gives carers of the elderly or disabled a break.
Fees Fees will be assessed according to income level.
Centre Based Day Care Attending group activities.
Social Support In home, assisting with paper work, taking client shopping, banking or to attend an appointment.
Meals on Wheels Prepared and delivered to clients home for mid day meal.

Services are available regardless of cultural background, marital status or financial circumstances.

To Access Services

Assessments by the Coordinator are necessary before services can be obtained.

Contact is made through the Shire to Robyn Flett - phone 9861 1874. Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm

Ranger Services

Dog Control

Dog owners are requested to keep their dogs under control in accordance with the Dog Act 1976. Owners are required to have their property fenced in a manner capable of confining their dog. Wandering dogs are a nuisance and a danger to the community. Substantial fines are applicable for breaches of the Dog Act. The Act does allow for on the spot destruction of dogs in certain circumstances.

The State Government's Dog Amendment Act 1996 provide Local Governments with new powers to act against irresponsible owners and dangerous dogs. All maximum penalties have been substantially increased. If you are unsure of your responsibilities as a dog owner contact the Shire of Wagin or the Shire Ranger.

Dog Registration

All dogs over the age of three months must be licensed with the Council. Dog licenses expire on October 31st each year. Owners are requested to register their dogs by November 1st each year to avoid penalties.

Dog Registration Fees

Dog Registration Fees
Registration Type 1 Year 3 Years LIFETIME
Sterilised Dog $20.00 $42.50 $100.00
Unsterilised Dogs $50.00 $120.00 $250.00

Discount of 50% applies to Pensioners who hold a Pension Concession Card. Concessions apply to working dogs and guide dogs. A working dog is defined as a dog that droves and cares for cattle and sheep. 

Cat Registration

All cats must be sterilised, microchipped and registered at six months of age. The licenses are renewable on 1 November each year and may be paid for either one year or three years. Concessions apply to pensioners.

Cat Registration Fees

Cat Registration Fees
Registration Type 1 Year 3 Years lifetime
Sterilised and Microchipped Cat $20.00 $42.50 $100.00
Pensioner - Sterilised and Microchipped $10.00 $21.25 $50.00

For more information on the Cat Act 2011 visit the Department of Local Government's Responsible Cat Ownership

Straying Stock

It is an offence to allow stock to stray on public roads. The owner is liable for prosecution and the animals may be impounded. Straying stock creates an unreasonable hazard for all motorists. Rural property owners are urged to keep fences in a good state of repair.