Approval to keep animals other than cats or dogs (Cairns) - Queensland

Service summary

You require this approval if you intend to keep an animal other than a cat or dog which required approval under the local law.

Service type

Licence

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

Definition of terms

Animal

includes a fish, bird or reptile and may include:

goats, horses, cattle, poultry, noisy birds, pigs, peacocks or peahens, donkeys, llamas, alpaca, deer, sheep, ostriches, emus.

Enclosure

means a structure or thing which confines an animal to a particular physical space including a cage, building, stable, fenced area.

Duration

Council determines the length of this approval.

Fees

Contact council to determine applicable fees.

Application

Copies of the application form can be obtained from council. A council inspection is required after applying but before approval is granted.


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

Cairns Regional Council

Local law(s) name

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

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

Contact details

Cairns Regional Council


Operating address:
119 - 145 Spence Street
Cairns, Queensland 4870
Mailing address:
PO BOX 359
Cairns, Queensland 4870

Phone:

07 4044 3044

Fax:

07 4044 3022
council@cairns.qld.gov.au

Website:

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