Kennel/cattery licence (Southern Downs) - Southern Downs Regional Council - Queensland

Description

Council advise that there is no licence required under local law, however a development permit is still required for a kennel. You should contact council for further information.

Service type

Licence

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

Prerequisites

Additional information

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 separate enclosures in which animals are kept 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.

Administering agency

Southern Downs Regional Council

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Southern Downs Regional Council

Operating address: 64 Fitzroy Street
Warwick, Queensland 4370
Mailing address: PO BOX 26
Warwick, Queensland 4370
Phone: 07 4661 0300
Fax: 07 4661 0333
Email: mail@southerndowns.qld.gov.au
Website: Southern Downs Regional Council (Opens in new window)