Permit to Keep Animals - Victoria

Service summary

You will need this permit if you keep over ten poultry, two dogs, two restricted breed dogs, two cats, ten birds, ten rabbits, one cow, one goat, two sheep or one horse on any one property. Keeping of four different types of animals or livestock also requires this permit.

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 specified on the permit.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

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

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for a Permit to Keep Animals - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

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

Pyrenees Shire Council

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1989 (Victoria)

Livestock Disease Control Act 1994 (Victoria)

Local law(s) name

Environment Local Law 2 2017

Contact details

Local Laws Officer
Pyrenees Shire Council


Operating address:
5 Lawrence Street
Beaufort
Victoria 3373

Phone:

03 5349 1100

Fax:

03 5349 2068
pyrenees@pyrenees.vic.gov.au

Website:

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