Permit to Keep Animals - Victoria

Service summary

You will require a permit if you meet any of the following:

  • Keep more than 4 dogs or cats on a property if the area is more then 4000 metres squared
  • Keep a dog in a small lot dwelling;
  • Keep 2 dogs or cats on a property less than 4000 metres squared;
  • Keep any domestic animal on the property which comprises an area of less than 4000 metre squared;
  • Keep pig or swine on a property;
  • Keep more than 2 live games birds or 10 poultry on a property less 4000 metres squared;
  • Keep more than 25 live game birds or poultry on a property 4000 metres squared or more;
  • Keep five large birds on a property less then 530 metres squared;
  • Keep two large birds on a property greater then 530 metres squared;
  • Keep 10 small birds or more on an area less then 530 metres squared; and
  • Keep 50 small birds or more on a property greater then 530 metres squared.

Service type

Licence

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

Exemptions

The holder of a Scientific Procedures Premises Licence (SPPL) or Scientific Procedures Fieldwork Licence (SPFL) is exempt from the cat and dog registration and identification requirements of the Act provided that the cat or dog:

  • is owned by that holder
  • is housed on scientific premises specified on the SPPL or on premises authorised by the SPFL for the carrying out of scientific procedures
  • has been bred for use in a scientific procedure or is being used or is intended to be used in a scientific procedure or is being used for use in scientific procedures
  • is individually identified in a manner commensurate with the Act.

The holder of a SPPL, SPFL or Specified Animals Breeding Licence (SABL) is exempt from the need to register a domestic animal business with a Council.

If the holder if a SPPL, SPFL or SABL sells a pet shop animal that has been used in research or teaching, the holder is exempt from the offence for a person to sell pet shop animals outside places other than private residences or a premises that is registered as a domestic animal business for that purpose.

Eligibility requirements

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

Duration

As indicated on the permit

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$150.00

Fees for 2016-17.

Renewal

No fees are required. You may be charged if a complaint is received.

Additional information

You must provide a vendor declaration to the receiver of a pig if you intend to dispatch it for slaughter or sale at an abattoir or sale-yard. Selling agents must provide a copy of the vendor declaration to the purchaser of the animal. You must keep a copy of it for 3 year to have available for inspection if you receive a vendor declaration. This is to prevent the spread of Menangle virus infection (porcine paramyxovirus0 and Bungowannah virus infection (porcine myocarditis).

Administering agency

Kingston City Council

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1989 (Victoria)

Livestock Disease Control Act 1994 (Victoria)

Local law(s) name

Community Local Law 1 2015

Contact details

Local Laws Officer
Kingston City Council


Operating address:
1230 Nepean Highway
Cheltenham, Victoria 3192
Mailing address:
PO BOX 1000
Mentone, Victoria 3194

Toll Free:

1300 653 356

Fax:

03 9581 4500
info@kingston.vic.gov.au

Website:

Kingston City Council Opens in a new browser window

Supporting information

Disclaimer

The information contained on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) web site, or via packages or other sources is intended for general guidance only.

To the full extent permitted by law, the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments make no representations or warranties (expressed or implied) in relation to the information, including its accuracy, currency or completeness.

The business information provided does not constitute professional or legal advice, nor is the use of any third party resource an endorsement of the information contained, the associated organisation, product or service. It is recommended that you obtain appropriate professional and /or independent legal advice to ensure that the material provided here is relevant to your particular circumstances.

To the full extent permitted by law the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments, their employees and agents do not accept any liability for any reason, including without limitation, liability in negligence, to any person for the general information which is provided herein, or in respect of anything, including the consequences of anything done, or not done, by any such person in whole or partial reliance upon the information.