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Domestic Animal Permits

A Domestic Animal Business Permit is required from Council if you wish to conduct any of the following businesses within Kingston:

  • Pet Shop
  • Boarding establishment for cats or dogs
  • Breeding and rearing establishment for cats and dogs
  • Dog training establishment
  • Animal Shelter
New Permit Applications

As required under the Domestic Animals Act 1994, you will be required to obtain Domestic Animal Business permit prior to the commencement of your business. An inspection will be carried out by an Authorised Local Laws Officer, to ensure compliance with the legislation. For further information please visit Animal Welfare Victoria.

Apply online, alternatively, download and complete the application form and email it to

Permit renewal

Domestic Animal Business Permits are renewed on April 10 each year and an annual inspection will be completed prior to permits being reissued.