Additional animals approvals

Permitted number of animals on a property

Moreton Bay Regional Council Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011 allows for a certain number of animals to be kept on a property, dependent on property size.

It also outlines certain circumstances in which additional animals may be kept (dependent on property size) and when the keeping of animals requires an approval.

Use the number of animals allowed by property size tool to determine the maximum number of animals you can keep on your property.

Additional animal approval

The additional animal approval permits you to keep an approved number of animals at the nominated premise for the duration of the Term of Approval and in accordance with the Approval Conditions.

This approval is not transferable to any other person or property.

Application

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 an inspection of the premises may be conducted. 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.

Approval conditions

Approval conditions
Condition Details
Condition 1 The approval holder shall not exceed the approved numbers of animals being kept at the premises.
Condition 2 The approval holder shall comply with the relevant requirements of the Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Local Laws, the Planning Act 2016 and Building Act 1975.
Condition 3 The approval holder shall comply with all relevant requirements of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 and Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Regulation 2009

Failure to comply with all Approval Conditions may result in the issue of a Penalty Infringement Notice, suspension or cancellation of the approval.;

Term of approval

Additional animal approvals are valid for a twelve-month period (1 October to 30 September) and will expire on 30 September each year unless previously surrendered or cancelled.

An approval holder may, before the end of the term of the approval, apply to renew the approval.

Renewal of approval

To renew an additional animal approval for a further twelve months the approval holder is required to complete a ‘Renewal of Additional Animal Approval’ form and return to Council together with applicable supporting documentation before 30 September.

Replacement of animals kept under an Additional animal approval

Approval holders are permitted to replace an animal being held under an Additional animal approval permit, provided the number of animals being kept on the premises does not exceed the number approved on the permit.

Cancellation of Additional animal permit

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.

Additional animal approval - Breeder premise

The additional animal approval - breeder premise permits you to keep an approved number of animals at the nominated premise for the duration of the Term of Approval and in accordance with the Approval Conditions. A recognised animal breeder may make application to obtain approval to keep animals in excess of the number outlined in the local law.

This approval is not transferable to any other person or property.

Dog breeders must provide certification from an approved entity (e.g. Dogs Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Racing Commission)

Moreton Bay Regional Council Local Law 2 (Animal Management) 2011 and Moreton Bay Regional Council Subordinate Local Law 2 (Animal Management) 2011 regulates and manages the permitted number of animals on a property only.

Application

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 an inspection of the premises may be conducted. 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.

Approval conditions

Approval conditions
Condition Details
Condition 1 This local law approval shall not be relied upon or purported to represent accreditation as an animal breeder.
Condition 2 The approval holder must be an accredited breeder and maintain accreditation in accordance with the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008.
Condition 3 The approval holder shall not exceed the approved numbers of animals being kept at the premises.
Condition 4 The approval holder shall comply with all relevant legislative requirements, including but not limited to the Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Local Laws, the Planning Act 2016 and Building Act 1975
Condition 5 The approval holder shall comply with all relevant requirements of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 and Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Regulation 2009.

Failure to comply with all Approval Conditions may result in the issue of a Penalty Infringement Notice, suspension or cancellation of the approval

Term of approval

Additional animal approvals are valid for a twelve-month period (1 October to 30 September) and will expire on 30 September each year unless previously surrendered or cancelled.

An approval holder may, before the end of the term of the approval, apply to renew the approval.

Renewal of approval

To renew an additional animal approval - breeder premise for a further twelve months the approval holder is required to complete a ‘Renewal of Additional Animal Approval’ form and return to Council together with applicable supporting documentation before 30 September.

Replacement of animals kept under an Additional animal approval - breeder premise

Customers are permitted to replace an animal being held under an Additional animal permit, provided the number of animals being kept on the premises does not exceed the number approved on the permit.

Cancellation of Additional animal permit - breeder premise

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.

Visiting animals

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.

Fostering

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.

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