Riding school licence (Mackay) - Queensland

Service summary

You may require this licence if you wish to operate a horse riding school within the local council area.

Service type

Licence

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

Definition of terms

Racehorse

a stallion, mare, gelding, colt, filly, yearling, foal or pony which is registered under the Rules of Racing and used for, or in connection with, the business or sport of thoroughbred racing or trotting.

Stable

any building or structure used or capable of being used for the stabling or keeping of a horse or racehorse and includes any shed, loose box, or stall, used or capable of being used for the keeping, stabling, feeding, watering, grooming, shoeing or veterinary treatment of a horse of racehorse. The term includes a roofed yard.

Eligibility requirements

You may require development approval. Please check with the planning section of council.

Application

Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.


Additional information

Specific requirements apply to the keeping of horses. These include, but are not limited to:

  • construction of stable buildings
  • requirements for waste disposal
  • cleaning requirements
  • number of stables or yards on a property
  • minimum allowable size of property
  • public safety and prevention of nuisances
  • appearance of stables
  • control of animals.

Administering agency

Mackay Regional Council

Local law(s) name

Mackay Regional Council - Local Law 1 (Administration) 2011

Mackay Regional Council - Subordinate Local Law 1.5 (Keeping of Animals) 2011

Mackay Regional Council - Local Law 2 (Animal Management) 2011

Mackay Regional Council - Subordinate Local Law 2 (Animal Management) 2011

Contact details

Environmental Health Officer
Mackay Regional Council


Operating address:
73 Gordon Street
Mackay, Queensland 4740
Mailing address:
PO BOX 41
Mackay, Queensland 4740

Phone:

1300622529

Fax:

07 4944 2400
council@mackay.qld.gov.au

Website:

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