Domestic Animal Business Registration - Victoria

Service summary

If you intend to operate a domestic animal business you must register the premises on which the business is to be conducted.

Businesses requiring this registration include animal shelters, pounds, pet shops or commercial businesses for the rearing, training, boarding or breeding of dogs or cats or other common animals.

This registration is not required by holders of scientific procedure licences.

Service type


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.


One year, unless otherwise specified on the licence


9th April each year.



Please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Fees for 2016-17.


Boarding premise, pet shop and breeding premise. Fees for 2016-17.


Training facility. Fees for 2016-17.



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

Administering agency

Moorabool Shire Council

Act(s) name

Domestic Animals Act 1994 (Victoria)

Local law(s) name

General Local Law 2010

Contact details

Local Laws Officer
Moorabool Shire Council

Operating address:
15 Stead Street
Ballan, Victoria 3342
Mailing address:
Ballan, Victoria 3342


03 5366 7100


03 5368 1757


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