Kennel/cattery licence (Whitsunday) - Whitsunday Regional Council - Queensland


You require this licence to operate the following establishments:

  • kennel
  • cattery
  • pet shop
  • animal shelter.

A kennel's activities include boarding, training, breeding, and selling dogs.

A cattery's activities include boarding, breeding, and selling cats.

A pet shop's activities include the supply and selling of various types of animals to the public.

An animal shelter's activities include the supply and boarding of various types of animals which have been abandoned or surrendered to the shelter.

Please contact your local council for more information.

Service type


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

Application process

To apply for this approval, you must:

  • complete the approved application form
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Additional information

Your local council may prescribe standards requiring you to:

  • regularly clean enclosures and dispose of waste
  • provide an adequate supply of food and water
  • provide adequate space for the animals
  • provide 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.

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
Mailing address: PO BOX 104
Proserpine, Queensland 4800
Phone: 1300 972 753
Fax: 07 4945 0222
Website: Whitsunday Regional Council (Opens in new window)