Animal Sale Permit - Victoria


You may need this permit if you intend to hold an animal sale event, or otherwise sell animals outside of a pet shop or residential property. 

Sale events may include:

  • adoption days
  • pet shows
  • animal charity events.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you will need to:

  • provide a document describing the animal accommodation at the place of the proposed sale
  • provide a copy of your animal care policies and procedures that will apply to the event
  • provide a copy of your agreement with a veterinary practitioner confirming that the veterinary practitioner will remain on call for the duration of the event and that the venue is suitable for the event
  • provide a copy of your consumer sale guarantee for the sale of animals at the event.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $31.80

Not-for-profit organisation. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $190.80

Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Sample Report to Minister - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Domestic Animals Act 1994 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Domestic Animals Regulations 2015 Victoria

Additional information

You must provide a report to the Minister for Agriculture within 28 days of the sale event. The report must contain:

  • each species of animal and the number of each species offered for sale
  • the number of each species of animals sold
  • any non-compliance with the permit that you are aware of
  • any offence you were charged with during the sale event by a council officer of RSPCA officer
  • any adverse welfare outcomes for the animals during the sale event.

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Agriculture Victoria

Contact details

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