Commercial kennel licence

Anyone wanting to operate a kennel or breed or sell dogs must have a Commercial Kennel licence. The number of animals permitted to be housed onsite will be determined by council on a case-by-case basis.

Under this licences you must adhere to the following standards:

  • the kennel building must have appropriate planning approvals
  • clean and disinfect all enclosures daily
  • all pet food stored in vermin-proof containers
  • keep a record of all animals sold/given away, vaccination certificates, micro-chipping information
  • micro-chip all animals with the new owner’s name and address
  • keep vaccinations up to date
  • isolate any animal found to have a transmissible disease
  • dispose of waste properly
  • all animals to be confined to the premises at all times