Animal permits

Brisbane City Council has legislation around the requirements for selling and keeping animals. Find out when a permit is required and how to apply. 

""Pet shops

Council requires any person or business selling animals in Brisbane to hold a current pet shop permit. Find out the fees and how to apply.

""Cats and dogs

You need a Permit to keep cats/and or dogs to breed, sell, show, race or to operate a commercial cattery. A permit is also required to keep more than two domestic dogs and more than four domestic cats.

guard dog

Guard dogs

A permit is required to keep guard dogs to roam on a commercial premises unattended. A collar and sign will be issued with the initial guard dog permit.



You must have a permit to keep a racehorse. The fees depend on the number of horses to be kept. Find out the requirements and how to apply.


26 June 2015