Permit to Keep a Non-Desexed Dog or Cat - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this permit if you intend to keep a dog or cat that is not de-sexed. This permit will only be granted for the following reasons:

  • The animal is used, bred or bought for show
  • It would be detrimental to the health of the animal if it were to be de-sexed
  • The animal is a racing greyhound.

You will need this permit before you can apply for a licence to breed cats or dogs.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit you must demonstrate that you intend to keep dogs or cats that are not de-sexed for one of the three purposes mentioned in the permit description.


Until revoked


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $462.10

Fees for 2023-24

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.