The Moreton Bay Regional Council Local Law and Subordinate Local Law 2 has provision for the keeping of additional animals under certain circumstances.
Use the number of animals allowed by property size tool to determine the maximum number of animals you can keep with prior approval.
Additional animal approvals
The local law allows for additional animals to be kept in certain circumstances.
Applications are considered on a case by case basis and applications are required to be made prior to acquiring the animal. If an animal is acquired prior to an application and that application is declined you will be directed to remove the animal from the premises.
Applicants must complete the approval to keep animals in accordance with the local law application and submit it to council by mail or at any council customer service centre with the prescribed fee.
The application fee is not refundable if the application is declined.
Council will assess the application and conduct an inspection of the premises. Minimum standards and conditions for keeping of animals are applicable and outlined on the application form.
The applicant will be advised of the decision in writing.
The Animal Management (Protecting Puppies) and Other
Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 was introduced by the
Queensland Government to promote responsible dog breeding. The
legislation came into effect on 26 May 2017 and applies only to
dogs born on or after this date.
All Queensland Dog breeders (including one off litters) must be
registered with the Queensland Dog Breeder Register and obtain a supplier number. A person who
sells, advertises or gives away a dog, must have a Supply Number
that identifies the registered Breeder of that dog.
Please refer to the Queensland Government Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for further information.
From 26 May 2017 council no longer accepts new applications for
Animal Breeder Permits from dog owners.
Cat and other animal breeders (excluding
Recognised breeder association members - Affiliated
Animal Breeder Permit
Applicants must be an active/current member of an
affiliated/recognised breeder association
e.g. Queensland Feline Association Inc or be a member of a
recognised society devoted to the showing and preservation of the
integrity of the breed (if application is not for cats).
Approved affiliated animal breeders may be allowed to keep above
the number of animals described in number
of animals allowed by property size tool. The animal breeder
permit approval will specify the number of animals approved to be
kept on the property.
Council will assess the application and conduct an inspection of
the premises. A property inspection will be required to ensure
animals will be kept in accordance with the minimum standards
described in Subordinate Local Law 2 (Animal Management) 2011 [PDF 505KB]
Applications are considered on a case by case basis and
applications are required to be made prior to acquiring animals
above the maximum number allowed.
If an animal or animals are acquired prior to an application and
that application is declined, you will be directed to remove the
animal from the premises. The application fee is not refundable if
the application is declined.
Residents who are wishing to apply for a breeders permit for
multiple animal species must complete separate application forms
and pay the application fee per species.
Applicants must complete the affiliated
animal breeder permit application and submit it to council
by mail or at any council customer service centre with the
All animals bred under an affiliated breeders approval must be
removed from the premises by 12 weeks of age.
If you are breeding animals in a commercial manner you may be
bound by Council's planning schemes.
For more information on animal breeder permits, please contact Council.
Animals may visit the region for up to 30 consecutive days, providing that:
- The number of animals on the property does not exceed that described
in the local law 2
- And no nuisance complaints are received
A visiting dog or cat must be registered with Council or another Local Government.
Cats and dogs being looked after by a temporary foster carer must be registered as per the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008
Council has resolved not to charge registration fees for these animals. Cats and dogs should be registered in the name of the organisation.
The number of cats and dogs kept on both a temporary and permanent basis at a foster carer's property must not exceed that described in the local law.