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

Description

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

Licence

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

Duration

Council determines the length of this approval.

Fees

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

Douglas Shire Council

Contact details

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

Douglas Shire Council

Operating address: 64-66 Front Street
Mossman, Queensland 4873
Mailing address: PO Box 723
Mossman, Queensland 4873
Phone: 1800 026 318
Phone: 07 4099 9444
Email: enquiries@douglas.qld.gov.au