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.

You do not require this licence to keep animals on your property if you do not intend to board, train, breed, or sell those animals for a commercial purpose, but you may require an approval to keep animals to do so.

Service type

Licence

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

Prerequisites

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $399.00 Pet shop application and inspection fee.
Apply Application All $399.00 Kennel and cattery approval.
Apply Inspection All $134.00 Pet shop inspection fee per hour.
Renew Renewal All $134.00 Renewal of pet shop approval.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Commercial animal premises licence - Please contact your council for information on the current application process and relevant form.

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

Whitsunday 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:

Whitsunday Regional Council

Operating address: 67 Herbert Street
Bowen, Queensland 4805
Operating address: Whitsunday Plaza
Shop 23
8 Galbraith Park Road
Cannonvale, Queensland 4802
Operating address: Cnr. Stanley and Conway Streets
Collinsville, Queensland 4804
Operating address: 83 - 85 Main Street
Proserpine, Queensland 4800
Mailing address: PO BOX 104
Proserpine, Queensland 4800
Phone: 1300 972 753
Fax: 07 4945 0222
Email: info@whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au
Website: Whitsunday Regional Council (Opens in new window)