An Additional animal approval - Breeder premise allows you to keep a permitted number of animals on your property for the term of the approval and if you adhere to the conditions of the approval.
There is a requirement for dog breeders to be a registered breeder in accordance with the State’s Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2009. You must meet the requirements of that act also with the State Government.
Breeder additional animal approval applications will not be approved for more than 6 dogs or 6 cats.
Complete an Additional animal approval application(PDF, 712KB) and pay the fee. This fee is not refundable.
Council will assess the application and an inspection of the property may be conducted. Minimum standards and conditions for keeping animals are outlined on the application form.
You will be advised of the decision and conditions of approval in writing.
The approval is valid for a twelve-month period (1 October to 30 September) which expires on 30 September each year unless previously surrendered or cancelled.
This approval is not transferable to another person or property.
Renewal of approval
Current approval holders will receive a letter from Council regarding their 2021/21 renewal and any action they need to take.
Replacement of animals kept under the approval
Approval holders are permitted to replace an animal being held under an Additional animal approval, provided the number of animals being kept on the premises does not exceed the number of animals that have been approved.
Cancellation of the approval
If an approval is no longer required (request for cancellation) or if any circumstances relating to the approval should change, notification should be submitted to council in writing.