Domestic animal businesses

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

Domestic animal businesses include:

  • animal pounds either run by Council or a Council contractor
  • breeding businesses (cats and/or dogs)
  • training facilities for dogs and cats
  • pet shops
  • animal (welfare) shelters
  • dog/cat rearing premises.

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 us.

We require an inspection of the facilities prior to registration.  Existing registrations will be sent a renewal form early March and must be renewed by 10 April each year.


New Application  $234 Inspection  $108 $342
Renewal             $234

Page last updated: Wednesday, 1 July 2020