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. This permit may also be required for unusual animals (including reptiles), poultry, livestock and other farm animals.

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

Your local council can provide more information and advise you on numbers specific to your area.

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

All dogs and cats to be kept on your property must be registered with council. You will also be required to allow an inspection of the property to ensure adequate housing and feed is available for all animals.

Duration

As specified on the permit.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $133.00

Keep more than two cats or dogs application fee, you will also need to pay a licence fee.  Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $133.00

Keeping of more than twenty-five small or five large birds / poultry application fee, you will also need to pay a licence fee. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $133.00

Keeping of more than five reptiles or rodents application fee, you will also need to pay a licence fee.  Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Licence All $76.00

Keeping of more than two cats or dogs initial permit fee. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Licence All $76.00

Keeping of more than twenty-five small or five large birds / poultry initial permit fee. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Licence All $76.00

Keeping of more than five reptiles or rodents initial permit fee. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Renewal All $76.00

Keeping of more than twenty-five small or five large birds / poultry renewal fee. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Renewal All $76.00

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

Apply Renewal All $76.00

Keeping of more than five reptiles or rodents renewal fee. Fees for 2017-18.

Application process

Apply

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

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

Knox City Council

Contact details

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

Local Laws Officer

Knox City Council

Operating address: 511 Burwood Highway
Wantirna South, Victoria 3152
Mailing address: Private Bag Knox 1, MDC
Wantirna South
Victoria 3152
Other: 03 9298 8000
Other: 03 9800 3096
Email: knoxcc@knox.vic.gov.au
Website: Knox City Council (Opens in new window)