Domestic Animal Business Registration - Victoria

Service summary

You must register your premises if you intend to operate a domestic animal business on it. Businesses requiring this registration include animal shelters, pounds, pet shops or commercial businesses for the rearing, training, boarding or breeding of dogs, cats or other common animals. Owners of domestic animal breeding businesses must register the business and each animal belonging to the business over three months of age.

This registration is not required by Guide Dogs Victoria, Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs or holders of scientific procedure licences.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

You must be over 18 to be defined as the owner of a dog or cat. Owners registering a dog or cat for the first time will not be entitled to the reduced fee for micro-chipping alone, but other reduced fees may be available, including if your animal is desexed. If you require an exemption to desexing your pet, there is now an additional requirement that a veterinarian must personally examine an animal and state in writing why the health of the animal would be harmed if it was desexed.

Please consult the responsible council for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing requirements

You will need to abide by all current state and federal legislation relating to animal welfare and any relevant codes of practice.

Please note that all dogs or cats may need separate annual registration with your local council.

Duration

One year, unless otherwise specified on the licence.

Expiry

9th April each year.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$275.00

Fees for 2016-17.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Domestic Animal Business Registration - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Moreland City Council

Act(s) name

Domestic Animals Act 1994 (Victoria)

Contact details

Local Laws
Moreland City Council


Operating address:
90 Bell Street
Coburg, Victoria 3058
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 10
Moreland
Victoria 3058

Phone:

03 9240 1111

Fax:

03 9240 1212
info@moreland.vic.gov.au

Website:

http://www.moreland.vic.gov.au Opens in a new browser window

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