Domestic Animal Business

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Under current legislation, all domestic animal businesses must be registered with Council and comply with the appropriate mandatory Code of Practice.

For more information contact our Animal Management team on 9518 3555.

Domestic animal businesses include:

  • breeding businesses (cats and/or dogs)
  • training facilities for dogs
  • pet shops
  • animal (welfare) shelters
  • cat/dog rearing premises
  • animal pounds
  • an establishment boarding dogs or cats


As a domestic animal business, you are required to register with us.

We require an inspection of the facilities prior to registration. Existing registrations will be sent a renewal form early March and must be renewed by 10 April each year.


  • New application - $276.60
  • Renewal - $276.60


Application to register premises as a Domestic Animal Business within the City of Monash:

Application for Domestic Animal Business Permit 2020/21 (pdf, 973KB)

Renew registration

Renew Domestic Animal Business Permit

Further information

Responsibilities of a domestic animal business as defined under the Domestic Animals Act 1994 can be found the State Government (Domestic Animal Business) website.

Also refer to the Department of Environment and Primary Industries Codes of Practices, which sets out recommended minimum standards and practices for the keeping of a wide range of species and animal related activities or contact our Animal Management team on 9518 3555.

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Last updated: 18 July 2020