Kennel/cattery licence - Queensland

Service summary

You require this licence to operate a kennel or cattery within the local council area.

When deciding whether to grant a permit authorising you to keep animals, Council will consider:

  • the physical suitability of the land for the proposed use
  • the structural suitability of enclosures in which you intend to keep the 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 factors relevant to the circumstances of your case.

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 but does not include an animal of a species excluded by Local law policy from the application of this Local law.

Cattery

a place used for the keeping, boarding or breeding of cats on a commercial basis.

Kennel

a place at which dogs are kept, boarded, bred, or trained on a commercial basis.

Application

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


Additional information

Councils regulate kennels and catteries to:

  • protect the community against risk of injury and damage
  • ensure that animals do not create a nuisance, or hazard to health or safety
  • prevent pollution and other environmental damage resulting from keeping animals
  • protect the amenity of the local environment
  • ensure that animals are kept and used in a way consistent with the rights and expectations of the local community.

Council may prescribe standards requiring you to:

  • regularly clean enclosures and dispose of waste
  • provide an adequate supply of food and water
  • provide adequate space for the animals
  • separate enclosures in which animals are kept from places used for human habitation or for preparing food, and watercourses or water catchment areas.

Council may also make other provisions for maintaining proper standards of cleanliness and hygiene.

Administering agency

Local Council

Contact details

Contact the local council/s for the area/s in which you intend to operate
Local Council

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