Additional animals & breeder approvals

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.

Animal breeder

Breeding of animals including one-off litters requires an animal breeder’s permit.
 
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. Council will assess the application and conduct an inspection of the premises.

Property inspections will be required to ensure animals will be kept in accordance with the minimum standards described in Subordinate Local Law 2.
 
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.
 
If you are breeding animals in a commercial manner you may be bound by Council's planning schemes
 
Council approves one type of breeder permits:

Affiliated Animal Breeding

Applicants must be a member of an affiliated/recognised breeder association. 

Approved affiliated animal breeders will be allowed to keep above the number of animals described in number of animals allowed by property size tool.

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 prescribed fee.

Applicants who are granted an affiliated animal breeder permit may also be eligible for a concession on their animal registration fees.

For more information on animal breeder permits, please contact Council.

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.

back to top