Under current legislation, all Domestic Animal Businesses must be registered with the Golden Plains Shire and comply with the mandatory Code of Practice specific to their business type.
- Breeding businesses (cats and/or dogs)
- Training facilities for dogs
- Pet shops
- Animal (welfare) shelters
- Dog/cat rearing premises, and
- Boarding Establishments
Responsibilities of a domestic animal business as defined under the Domestic Animals Act 1994 can be found the Department of Agriculture website.
As a Domestic Animal Business, you are required to register with Council. On receipt of your Domestic Animal Business Application to register, Council will conduct an inspection of your facilities.
Non Breeding (boarding establishments/ shelters/ pet shops)
Breeding (dogs and cats)
If you require further assistance with a Domestic Animal Business registration, please contact the Community Safety Team on 5220 7111 or email us at [email protected]
Breeding of Cats and/or Dogs
The Golden Plains Shire Planning Scheme permits a certain amount of dogs or cats to be kept for breeding purposes. If you live in a residential zone and you have more than two fertile animals, either dogs or cats, at breeding age that you intend to breed with, you will be required to apply for a planning permit for domestic animal husbandry. Please contact the Planning Department on 5220 7111.
Pet Exchange Register
From 1 July 2019, everyone who advertises a puppy, kitten, dog or cat for sale or give away in Victoria will need a source number from the Pet Exchange Register.
Source numbers are valid for one year and can be renewed annually for as long as you need it.
If you are a registered Domestic Animal Business or voluntarily enrolled foster carer with your local Council, there is no need to register as a source number will be provided to you via Council.
Everyone else who advertises a puppy, kitten, dog or cat for sale or give away in Victoria from 1 July 2019 will need to register for a source number. Click on this link for further information https://per.animalwelfare.vic.gov.au/.