Permit to Keep Dogs or Cats that are not De-sexed - 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.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


A permit continues in force until revoked.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $424.00


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

Parks and Territory Services Division

City Services

Contact details

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