Domestic animal business registration
All Domestic Animal Businesses must register with their local council. Existing registrations must be renewed by 10 April each year. Businesses can be fined for not complying.
Under current legislation, local council has the authority to refuse registration of a business if they fail to comply with the legislation and appropriate mandatory code of practice. In addition, local council have the authority to set special conditions on the registration of any domestic animal business.
Domestic animal businesses may or may not be required to register individual animals as well. Owners of domestic animal breeding businesses must register the business and each animal belonging to the business over three months of age.
Ten dollars from each domestic animal business registration is levied for state government programs. This money is used to fund domestic animal education programs and campaigns and provides support to pet owners and local government in ensuring responsible pet ownership.
For more information about registration fees and requirements, contact your local council.