Licence to Keep a Dangerous Dog - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to keep a dog that has been declared a dangerous dog. For example, this licence is required to keep a dog that has been trained as a guard dog, or is kept as a guard dog for guarding premises, residences or otherwise.

Please be aware that this licence does not apply to a dangerous dog that is temporarily kept by a veterinary surgeon or at an animal boarding facility (for example, a kennel or stable).

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

If your dog has been declared a dangerous dog, you must apply for a licence and pass an assessment conducted by the Agency to keep the dog.

The following information will be assessed when processing your application, including but not limited to:

  • The type of dog;
  • The size and security of the premises the dog is kept at;
  • The adequacy of the facilities for keeping the dog; and
  • The likelihood of the dog causing any nuisance to neighbours.

Due to the restrictive nature of this licence, please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Duration

As specified on the licence.

Fees

 TypeAmount
ApplyApplication$186.50
RenewRenewal$186.50

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Licence to Keep a Dangerous Dog - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Lodgement

Apply

Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.


Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services
Parks and Territory Services Division
City Services

Act(s) name

Domestic Animals Act 2000 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Domestic Animals Regulation 2001 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Domestic Animal Services, Licensing and Compliance
Transport Canberra and City Services
Parks and Territory Services Division
City Services


Operating address:
Macarthur House,
12 Wattle Street
Lyneham
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

132281

Phone:

02 62072424
city.management@act.gov.au

Supporting information

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