Commercial Dog Breeder Approval - Victoria

Description

You will require the Ministers approval if you intend to be a commercial dog breeder. To be approved, you must first be registered as a breeding domestic animal business with local council.

This approval will allow you to keep between 11 and 50 relevant fertile female dogs.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for approval you must:

  • be registered as a breeding domestic animal business with your local council
  • complete the application form
  • include a copy of business plans and details
  • pay the required fee.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Once approved, you must:

  • allow a departmental authorised officer to monitor compliance on the premises
  • submit an annual report
  • maintain public liability insurance of $10 million
  • ensure the appropriate qualification are held by staff.

Appropriate qualifications are:

  • Managers: a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services (or equivalent), or five years experience working in animal husbandry.
  • Staff: the Breeding Dogs and Cats in Victoria e-learning course.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Up to 12 months on first application, and 3 years on subsequent applications.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $2962.00

Fees for 2019-20.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Sample Annual Report (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Domestic Animals Act 1994 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Domestic Animals Regulations 2015 Victoria

Approval time

Within 40 days of receiving the required paperwork and fees.

Additional information

A departmental authorised officer may conduct an audit of the property to inform the Chief Veterinary Officer. The Chief Veterinary Officer may make a recommendation to the Minister for Agriculture on whether or not approval or renewal should be granted.

Disqualified persons or entities

You will not receive approval if you have been found guilty of an offence relating to domestic animals or animal welfare, or the Minister reasonable believes that you have not, or will not, comply with conditions and regulations.

Administering agency

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

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:

Animal Welfare Victoria

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Mailing address: 475 Mickleham Road
Attwood, Victoria 3049
Phone: 03 9217 4294
Email: pet.welfare@ecodev.vic.gov.au