Permit to Conduct a Circus or Travelling Zoo - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to conduct a circus with an animal in the circus troupe, or a travelling zoo involving performing animals. Please be aware you cannot use prohibited animals such as:

  • Bears;
  • Elephants;
  • Giraffes;
  • Primates; or
  • Felines (other than domestic cats).

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

To be eligible for this permit you must meet any requirements specified by the Agency. Before granting a permit there are numerous factors which must be considered, these include the:

  • Welfare of the animals used by the circus or travelling zoo;
  • Provision of facilities and equipment for the animals;
  • Experience and competency you (and your employees) have in the care and handling of animals; and
  • Adequacy of the conditions under which the circus or travelling zoo animals are to be housed, trained, transported or used.

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

Duration

As specified on the permit.

Fees

 TypeAmount
ApplyApplication$225.00

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for a Permit to Conduct a Circus or Travelling Zoo - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on any forms to be submitted.

Lodgement

Lodge

Application must be lodged 4 weeks before the commencement of the first performance.


Administering agency

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

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 1992 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare Regulation 2001 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Enquiries, 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

Fax:

02 62075956

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