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.

Dog breeders

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 dogs)

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 prescribed fee

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.

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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