Domestic Animal Business registration

Domestic Animal Business Registration is necessary for animal boarding facilities (which may include veterinary clinics offering board), dog training companies and pet shops.  Registration is payable by 10 April each year.

Are you selling cats or dogs?

Individuals who have 3 or more fertile female dogs or cats and sell their offspring (whether a profit is made or not) are now classified as a Domestic Animal Business and must register with Council.

Advertising the sale of cats or dogs

It is now a requirement that the microchip identification number of any dog or cat for sale is included in the advertisement or notice. A registered domestic animal business may use its Council business registration number as an alternative. 

Renewing registration

You will be sent your registration renewal for a Domestic Animal Business permit each year.

You can renew your registration in the following ways:

  • by online payment -  you will need to complete a declaration first.
  • by mail to PO Box 156, Ringwood 3134
  • in person at any or our Service Centres.

Please provide a copy of Certificate of Currency (Public Liability Insurance - see form for level of coverage required). 

New registrations

See domestic animal business registration forms

Apply by downloading and completing the following application form and forwarding to:

Further information

For further information, contact Council on 1300 88 22 33 or phone the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) on 136 186 or visit the DELWP website