Keeping of animals other than dogs or cats (Aurukun) - Queensland


You need a permit in order to:

  • breed, board or keep animals on a commercial basis
  • operate fishing parks
  • keep any animals for hire or sale

The number of animals you may keep in a particular area depends on the size of your site.

Keeping of animals must comply with local laws and council's planning scheme.

Service type


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


Council determines the length of this approval.


Contact council to determine applicable fees.

Application process

Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.

To obtain this licence, you must:

  • provide written evidence that occupiers or owners of neighbouring properties either support or object to the application
  • obtain prior licensing from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection in order to keep native species.
You may need planning approval for stables or other structures.

Additional information

Council may consider the following factors in deciding whether to grant this licence:

  • the land's physical suitability for the proposed use
  • the structural suitability of enclosures in which you intend to keep animals
  • the likelihood of the animals causing nuisance, inconvenience or annoyance to the occupiers of adjoining land
  • the likely effect on the amenity of the surrounding area
  • the likely effect on the local environment and any possible pollution or other environmental damage
  • other relevant factors to the circumstances of the particular case.

Administering agency

Aurukun Shire Council

Contact details

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

Aurukun Shire Council

Operating address: 39 Kang Kang Road
Queensland 4871
Phone: 0740606800
Fax: 0740606191
Website: Aurukun Shire Council (Opens in new window)