Domestic Animal Business Registration - Wyndham City Council - Victoria


You need this registration if you intend to operate a domestic animal business. Businesses that need 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 that is over three months of age.

Service type


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


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

Eligibility requirements

A permit in a residential area is required for:

  • more than 2 Dogs
  • more than 3 Cats  
  • more than 2 Dogs and 2 Cats
  • more than 1 Dog and 3 Cats
  • more than 1 Dog and 1 Cat (Applicable to flats and units)
  • more than 10 Domestic Birds
  • more than 6 Poultry
  • more than 10 Pigeons
  • more than 4 (in total) rabbits, guinea pigs or ferrets
  • some bird species that are very loud (cockatoos, galahs, parrots etc).

Maximum number of cats or dogs allowed to be kept on residential land is 5 in total unless permitted under the planning scheme.

A permit in a rural area is required for:

  • more than 4 Cats
  • more than 4 Dogs.

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.


One year, unless otherwise specified on the licence.


10th April each year.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $640.00

Fees for 2024-25

Act(s) name

Domestic Animals Act 1994 Victoria

Additional information

Domestic animal businesses must renew their registrations by the 10th of April each year.

Administering agency

Wyndham City Council

Contact details

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