Domestic Animal Business

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

For more information, please 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 that must be renewed by 10 April each year.


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

Domestic Animal Business(PDF, 943KB)

For more information, contact our Animal Management Team on 9518 3555.


More Information

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

You can also refer to the Department of Environment and Primary Industries Codes of Practice, which set out recommended minimum standards and practices for keeping a wide range of species and animal-related activities, or contact our Animal Management Team on 9518 3555.