Licence to Keep a Dangerous Dog - Australian Capital Territory

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to keep a dog that has been declared a dangerous dog. For example, this licence is required to keep a dog that has been trained as a guard dog, or is kept as a guard dog for guarding premises, residences or otherwise.

Please be aware that this licence does not apply to a dangerous dog that is temporarily kept by a veterinary surgeon or at an animal boarding facility (for example, a kennel or stable).

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

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility Requirements

If your dog has been declared a dangerous dog, you must apply for a licence and pass an assessment conducted by the Agency to keep the dog.

The following information will be assessed when processing your application, including but not limited to:

  • The type of dog;
  • The size and security of the premises the dog is kept at;
  • The adequacy of the facilities for keeping the dog; and
  • The likelihood of the dog causing any nuisance to neighbours.

Due to the restrictive nature of this licence, please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Duration

As specified on the licence.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $186.50
Renew Renewal Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $186.50

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services

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.

Domestic Animal Services, Licensing and Compliance

Operating address: Macarthur House,
12 Wattle Street
Lyneham
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 62072424
Phone: 132281
Email: city.management@act.gov.au