Permit to Keep Animals - Victoria

Description

You will require this permit if you intend to keep more than a specified number of animals at one premise. Animals requiring this permit may include domestic animals such as cats, dogs, guinea pigs and rabbits as well as poultry and livestock such as horses, cattle, sheep and goats in rural areas.

Generally, the keeping of any number of livestock is prohibited in non-rural areas unless your local council has granted you a permit.

Service type

Licence

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

Exemptions

The holder of a Scientific Procedures Premises Licence (SPPL) or Scientific Procedures Fieldwork Licence (SPFL) is exempt from the cat and dog registration and identification requirements of the Act provided that the cat or dog:

  • is owned by that holder
  • is housed on scientific premises specified on the SPPL or on premises authorised by the SPFL for the carrying out of scientific procedures
  • has been bred for use in a scientific procedure or is being used or is intended to be used in a scientific procedure or is being used for use in scientific procedures
  • is individually identified in a manner commensurate with the Act.

The holder of a SPPL, SPFL or Specified Animals Breeding Licence (SABL) is exempt from the need to register a domestic animal business with a Council.

If the holder if a SPPL, SPFL or SABL sells a pet shop animal that has been used in research or teaching, the holder is exempt from the offence for a person to sell pet shop animals outside places other than private residences or a premises that is registered as a domestic animal business for that purpose.

Eligibility requirements

You will need this permit if you keep over six poultry, two dogs or more than two cats over the age of six months on any one property.

You must consult at least two neighbours about this permit and have them sign and date your application form.

Duration

3 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $60.00

Keeping more than two cats or dogs. Fees for 2017-18.

Additional information

You must provide a vendor declaration to the receiver of a pig if you intend to dispatch it for slaughter or sale at an abattoir or sale-yard. Selling agents must provide a copy of the vendor declaration to the purchaser of the animal. You must keep a copy of it for 3 year to have available for inspection if you receive a vendor declaration. This is to prevent the spread of Menangle virus infection (porcine paramyxovirus0 and Bungowannah virus infection (porcine myocarditis).

Administering agency

Glen Eira City Council

Contact details

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

Local Laws

Glen Eira City Council

Operating address: Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads
Caulfield
Victoria 3162
Mailing address: PO BOX 42
Caulfield South, Victoria 3162
Phone: 03 9524 3333
Fax: 03 9523 0339
Email: mail@gleneira.vic.gov.au
Website: Glen Eira City Council (Opens in new window)