Permit to Keep Reptiles or Rodents - Victoria


You will require this permit if you intend to keep any reptiles or rodents at any premises, including premises used for animal breeding or boarding or a domestic animal business (that is not already covered by a planning scheme).

This permit is generally required if you intend to keep more than a specified number of reptiles or rodents in residential areas, or if you intend to keep venomous reptiles above a specified number in any area. Your local council can advise on allowable numbers in your area.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

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


As specified on the permit.


30 June each year or as indicated on the permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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

Local law(s) name

Amenity Local Law 5 2009

Lodgement process


You must lodge your application in the form approved by council and accompanied by the required fee.

Administering agency

Alpine Shire Council

Contact details

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

Local Laws Officer

Alpine Shire Council

Operating address: Corner Churchill Avenue and Hawthorn Lane
Victoria 3741
Mailing address: PO BOX 139
Bright, Victoria 3741
Phone: 03 5755 0555
Website: Alpine Shire Council (Opens in new window)