The following types of business must be registered with the City of Whittlesea and hold a valid Domestic Animal Business Permit to operate within the municipality.
These businesses include:
If you have 3 or more fertile female cats or dogs, by law you are considered to be breeding domestic animals as a business, and must hold a domestic animal business permit, or you may be fined.*
Find out more about Selling dogs and cats.
These businesses must comply with the Domestic Animals Act and the requirements of the relevant State Codes of Practice. For further information, visit the Animal Welfare Victoria.
You will also receive at least 1 inspection each year to ensure ongoing compliance with the regulations.
If you fail to fully comply with the conditions in the permit, we may withdraw or cancel your existing permit, or refuse to issue a future permit.
*some exemptions will apply, please contact Animal Management for clarification.
You will be sent your registration renewal for a Domestic Animal Business permit each year. You can renew your permit in the following ways:
The cost of registration is $310 including GST (fee subject to change annually).
Follow these steps to prepare your application for a permit:
You can lodge your application in person or by mail.
You must include the following in your application:
To apply in person, bring the above items to the reception counter at the Civic Centre.
Alternatively, you can mail your application and payment details to:
City of Whittlesea
Locked Bag 1
Bundoora MDC VIC 3083
You will be mailed a confirmation receipt of your application within 7 days of lodgement.
The property will be inspected by an Authorised Officer before the issue of the Domestic Animal Business Permit, to ensure accuracy of the self-assessment report and check compliance with relevant regulations.
For more information about domestic animal business legislation, visit the Animal Welfare Victoria website.