Kennel/cattery licence (Rockhampton) - Queensland

Service summary

You may need to obtain a development approval to operate a kennel/cattery in the Rockhampton region.

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.

Fees

Contact council to determine applicable fees.

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

Rockhampton Regional Council

Local law(s) name

Rockhampton Regional Council Planning Scheme

Contact details

Rockhampton Regional Council


Operating address:
Mount Morgan Office
32 Hall Street
Mount Morgan Q 4714
Operating address:
Rockhampton Office
232 Bolsover Street
Rockhampton
Queensland 4700
Operating address:
Gracemere Office
1 Ranger Street
GRACEMERE Q 4702
Mailing address:
PO BOX 1860
Rockhampton, Queensland 4700

Phone:

1300 225 577

Fax:

1300 225 579
enquiries@rrc.qld.gov.au

Website:

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