Pet shops and animal permits
Brisbane City Council has legislation around selling cats or dogs and also regarding the number of cats and dogs that you are allowed to keep.
Pet shop permit
Council requires any person or business selling cats or dogs in Brisbane to hold a current pet shop permit.
The pet shop permit conditions and application form are available for download:
- Animal permit application conditions - pet shop (PDF - 38kb)
- Animal permit application (PDF - 77.8kb)
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Lodge your application
Complete the permit application form and lodge it with the $238 (GST exempt) initial permit application fee, with a subsequent renewal fee of $196 (GST exempt) valid from 1 July 2012 by:
- visiting Council
- mailing the form and cheque payment to:
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 589
Brisbane Qld 4001
Selling a cat or dog
The Queensland Government has passed laws that will affect pet shops in that any cat or dog being sold must be microchipped at the point of sale. More information is available for vets, breeders and pet shops.
Other animal permits
In Brisbane, you can keep up to two dogs without a permit. To keep more than two dogs, but no more than four, you need to apply to Council for a domestic dog permit. All dogs must be desexed.
All cats in Brisbane are required to be registered. Check whether you need a cattery permit to keep more than three cats, with a maximum of 10 cats. If you wish to keep cats for breeding or showing purposes, you will need to apply for a breeder/show permit.
Find out more information about cat and dog permits and conditions.