Permit to Keep Dogs or Cats that are not De-sexed - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to keep a dog or cat that is not de-sexed. This permit will only be granted for the following reasons:

  • The animal is kept for breeding or used, bred or bought for show;
  • It would be detrimental to the health of the animal if it were to be de-sexed; or
  • The animal is a racing greyhound.

You will require this permit before you can apply for a licence to breed cats or dogs.

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 permit you must demonstrate that you intend to keep dogs or cats that are not de-sexed for one of the three purposes mentioned in the permit description.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


A permit continues in force until revoked.



Fees are listed on the attached document.

Other resources

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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