Keeping of animals other than dogs or cats (Sunshine Coast) - Queensland

Service summary

You need a permit in order to:

  • breed, board or keep animals on a commercial basis
  • operate fishing parks
  • keep any animals for hire or sale

The number of animals you may keep in a particular area depends on the size of your site.

Keeping of animals must comply with local laws and council's planning scheme.

Service type

Licence

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

Duration

Council determines the length of this approval.

Fees

Contact council to determine applicable fees.

Application

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

To obtain this licence, you must:

  • provide written evidence that occupiers or owners of neighbouring properties either support or object to the application
  • obtain prior licensing from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection in order to keep native species.
You may need planning approval for stables or other structures.

Additional information

Council may consider the following factors in deciding whether to grant this licence:

  • the land's physical suitability for the proposed use
  • the structural suitability of enclosures in which you intend to keep animals
  • the likelihood of the animals causing nuisance, inconvenience or annoyance to the occupiers of adjoining land
  • the likely effect on the amenity of the surrounding area
  • the likely effect on the local environment and any possible pollution or other environmental damage
  • other relevant factors to the circumstances of the particular case.

Administering agency

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Local law(s) name

Sunshine Coast Regional Council - Local Law 2 (Animal Management) 2011

Contact details

Sunshine Coast Regional Council


Mailing address:
Locked Mail Bag 72
Sunshine Coast MC
Queensland 4560

Phone:

07 5475 7272

Fax:

07 5475 7277
mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Nambour Office, Service centre and administration building
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Operating address:
Cnr Currie and Bury Streets
Nambour Queensland 4560

Caloundra office, Service centre and administration building
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Operating address:
1 Omrah Avenue
Caloundra, Queensland 4551

Maroochydore Office, Service centre only
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Operating address:
10 First Avenue
Maroochydore, Queensland 4558

Supporting information

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