Multiple Dog Licence (Keeper's Licence) - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

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.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

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.

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
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601




02 62072424

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