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
  • 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.

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

10th April each year.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Domestic animal business application. Please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Apply Application All

Transfer of business to new premises. Please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Domestic Animal Business Registration - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

Other resources

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

Act(s) name

Domestic Animals Act 1994 Victoria

Local law(s) name

General Local Law 2015

Administering agency

Melton City 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:

Local Laws Officer

Melton City Council

Operating address: 232 High Street
Melton, Victoria 3337
Mailing address: PO BOX 21
Melton, Victoria 3337
Phone: 03 9747 7200
Fax: 03 9743 9970
Email: csu@melton.vic.gov.au
Website: Melton City Council (Opens in new window)