Domestic Animal Business Registration - Victoria

Description

You need this registration if you intend to operate a domestic animal business. Businesses requiring this registration include animal shelters, pounds, pet shops or commercial businesses for the rearing, training, boarding or breeding of dogs, cats or other common animals. Owners of domestic animal breeding businesses must register the business and each animal belonging to the business over three months of age.

Service type

Licence

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

Exemptions

This registration is not required by Guide Dogs Victoria, Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs or holders of scientific procedure licences.

Eligibility requirements

You must be over 18 years of age to be legally defined as the owner of a dog or cat. Owners registering a dog or cat for the first time will not be entitled to the reduced fee for micro-chipping alone, but other reduced fees may be available, including if your animal is desexed. If you require an exemption to desexing your pet, there is now an additional requirement that a veterinarian must personally examine an animal and state in writing why the health of the animal would be harmed if it was desexed.

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will need to abide by all current state and federal legislation relating to animal welfare and any relevant codes of practice.

Please note that all dogs or cats may need separate annual registration with your local council.

Duration

One year, unless otherwise specified on the licence.

Expiry

9th April each year.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $200.00

Business application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $1445.00

Applicable and Recognised Organisation Fee 2018-19.

Apply Application All $1445.00 Dog Obedience Training Application Fee 2018-19.
Apply Application All $2890.00 Commercial Bog Breeder Fee 2018-19.
Apply Application All $28.90 Not-for-Profit Animal Sale Permit Fee 2018-19
Apply Application All $173.40 Animal Sale Permit Fee 2018-19.
Apply Licence All $450.00

Business registration. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Licence All $722.50 Dog Obedience Training Renewal Fee 2018-19
Apply Renewal All $450.00

Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Transfer All $120.00

Fees for 2017-18.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Domestic Animal Businesses (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Domestic Animals Act 1994 VIC

Local law(s) name

Environment Local Law 2009

Administering agency

City of Melbourne

Contact details

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

Local Laws Officer

City of Melbourne

Operating address: 90 - 120 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1603
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 03 9658 9658
Email: enquiries@melbourne.vic.gov.au
Website: City of Melbourne (Opens in new window)