The Domestic Animals Act provides that the following types of businesses which operate within the municipality must register their business with Council:
- Pet shops
- Boarding premises for cats and dogs
- Dog training establishments'
- Animal shelters
- Breeding and rearing premises for cats and dogs
All domestic animal businesses must renew registration annually, pay the registration fee and is subject to annual review.
Our officers inspect all premises to ensure compliance with the Domestic Animals Act and the requirements of the relevant code of practice.
A planning permit will be required prior to any Domestic Animal Business Permit being issued.
You should contact Council’s Planning Department on (03) 5494 1200 to discuss your proposal.