Promoting responsible
dog ownership

Governing Council

Governing Council is the governing body elected by the Members of Dogs West to manage the affairs of the Association.

Elections are held each year, with a third of the Council being elected for each financial year. The President and Vice President are popularly elected by the Members for a two-year term.

Meetings of Governing Council are typically held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, and are open to Members of the Association to attend as observers.


All Councillors must sign and abide by the Dogs West Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). You can find a blank NDA here.


Councillors are available to be contacted by members between 7.30pm and 9pm.

The current Governing Council Members are:

Elected to 2024Ms P
Elected to 2023Mr D Kehoe

or 0417 958 707

Elected to 2025Mr R Shellback0411 784 603
 Mr M WellockVia Dogs West office
 Mr P Primrose0430 839 074
Elected to 2024Mrs P Kelly0412 277 113
 Mrs C Storrs0488 025 067
 Mr P Boekelman0421 246 522
Elected to 2023Mrs H Jones0457 148 838
 Mrs S Baxter0417 941 727
 Dr J Logan9453 9637
Elected to 2023Ms A Rushby9455 1324
 Miss R Hawkins0478 403 016
 Mrs J Sach0409 840 808

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