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.

From 1 September 2023 the current Governing Council Members are:

Elected to 2024Ms P
Elected to 2025Mrs H Jones

0457 148 838

Elected to 2026Mr A Crocker0402 246 161
 Miss R Hawkins0478 403 016
 Ms A Rushby9455 1324
Elected to 2025Mr M WellockVia Dogs West office
 Mr P Primrose0430 839 074
Elected to 2024Mrs P Kelly0412 277 113
 Mr D Kehoe0417 958 707
 Mr P Boekelman0421 246 522
 Mrs S Baxter0417 941 727
Elected to 2024Miss J Sayers0400 471 174

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