Kennel Licence - Dogs - City of Darwin - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to keep more than the prescribed number of dogs on your property, as prescribed by your council.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the council to identify any eligibility requirements.


12 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $150.00

Licence to keep more than 2 dogs. Fees for 2023-24

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Additional information

Licences will only be granted following a thorough assessment that includes:   

  • an inspection of the property to consider - the size of the property (minimum lot size 400 square metres)
  • whether the fence is adequate to contain the animals an overall assessment of the premises as a suitable environment for the number of animals proposed to be kept at the premises
  • consultation with adjoining neighbours and surrounding properties
  • complaint history including consideration of any previous breach by or substantiated complaint against the owner under the council by-laws
  • consideration of species, breed and temperament of the animals.

Administering agency

City of Darwin

Contact details

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