You will require this licence if you intend to keep four or more dogs on one residential premises. This licence is not required if the dogs are:
- Less than eighty-four days old
- An assistance animal
- Being kept for less than twenty-eight days
- Being kept on land that is under a lease granted for agricultural or grazing purposed
- Being kept on land that is under a lease that allows for an animal care facility.
Please use the contact details below to find out more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence, all of your dogs must be registered, micro-chipped and de-sexed. When your application has been received, an inspection will occur to ensure that your facility is appropriate for the type and numbers of dogs that the licence will cover. The inspection will assess:
- The size of the premises
- The adequacy of the facilities for keeping dogs
- The security of the premises
- The likelihood of any nuisance to the neighbours.
You are required to provide a map and photos of your premise, outlining any existing facilities and any proposed construction.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
As specified on the licence.
Multiple Dog Licence (Keeper's Licence) - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Transport Canberra and City Services
Parks and Territory Services Division
Domestic Animals Act 2000 (Australian Capital Territory)
Domestic Animals Regulation 2001 (Australian Capital Territory)
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