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Commercial animal premises licence - Whitsunday Regional Council - Queensland

Description

You will need this licence to operate a commercial animal premises where you provide board, offer training, breed or sell animals. Examples of these premises include kennels, catteries, pet shops and animal shelters.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Your local council may require you to meet certain standards for your commercial animal premises, which can include:

  • cleaning enclosures and disposing of waste
  • providing an adequate supply of food and water
  • providing adequate space for the animals
  • providing enclosures in which animals are kept separate from places used for human habitation or for preparing food, as well as watercourses or water catchment areas.

Your local council may also make other provisions for maintaining proper standards of cleanliness and hygiene.

All suppliers of cats and dogs must microchip each cat and dog before they are sold or given away.

Pet shop businesses may need development approval for the following activities:

  • starting a business
  • changing the type of activity / business being offered at the property
  • re-establishing a business that was abandoned
  • carrying out building work
  • carrying out plumbing or drainage work.

If you modify, update, or otherwise change the premises, you must prove to the local council that:

  • all floors are smooth, free from cracks, crevices, and other defects, covered with a suitable non-slip finish
  • ceilings are smooth, rigid, and free from cracks, crevices, and other defects
  • the internal surfaces of walls are free from cracks, crevices, and defects
  • fixtures, fittings, and appliances are impervious, durable, resistant to corrosion, free from cracks / crevices and capable of being easily cleaned.

Prerequisites

Duration

As specified

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $423.00

Pet shop application and inspection fee. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $423.00

Kennel and cattery approval (including inspection fee). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $423.00

Stable (including inspection fee). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Inspection All $142.00

Inspection fee per hour. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $142.00

Pet shops, boarding kennels, cattery. Fees for 2023-24

Forms

Administering agency

Whitsunday Regional Council

Contact details

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