Riding school licence (Mackay) - Queensland


You may require this licence if you wish to operate a horse riding school within the local council area.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You may require development approval. Please check with the planning section of council.

Local law(s) name

Mackay Regional Council - Local Law 1 (Administration) 2011

Mackay Regional Council - Local Law 2 (Animal Management) 2011

Mackay Regional Council - Subordinate Local Law 1.5 (Keeping of Animals) 2011

Mackay Regional Council - Subordinate Local Law 2 (Animal Management) 2011

Application process

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

Additional information

Specific requirements apply to the keeping of horses. These include, but are not limited to:

  • construction of stable buildings
  • requirements for waste disposal
  • cleaning requirements
  • number of stables or yards on a property
  • minimum allowable size of property
  • public safety and prevention of nuisances
  • appearance of stables
  • control of animals.

Administering agency

Mackay 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:

Environmental Health Officer

Mackay Regional Council

Operating address: 73 Gordon Street
Mackay, Queensland 4740
Mailing address: PO BOX 41
Mackay, Queensland 4740
Phone: 1300 622 529
Fax: 07 4944 2400
Email: council@mackay.qld.gov.au
Website: Mackay Regional Council (Opens in new window)