Licence to Keep a Dangerous Dog - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to keep a dog that has been declared a dangerous dog. A dog is generally declared a dangerous dog if it:

  • has been trained as or is kept as a guard dog
  • has been declared a dangerous dog (or similar) under a law of another State or Territory
  • has attacked or harassed a person or animal
  • is aggressive or menacing and poses an unacceptable risk to the safety of the public or other animals if not kept in accordance with a dangerous dog licence.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


Must Have

Dog Registration


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $837.90

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $837.90

Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Act(s) name

Domestic Animals Act 2000 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Domestic Animals Regulation 2001 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.