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Breeders permit Breeders permit

Animal (cats and dogs) breeders are required to undertake specific measures regarding litters as well as ensuring all cats are desexed prior to sale.

Anyone who allows their female cat or dog to breed and they intend to sell or give the litter away are required to be approved and registered with Council.

An Application for Breeder Permit (PDF, 108kB) form must be completed by the breeder and submitted to Council.

The application will be processed and a Breeding Record Form together with a Permit Number will be issued.

The responsibilities of an animal owner with a Breeder Permit

  1. The animal owner must provide Council with the completed Breeding Record Form (PDF, 280kB)   (obtained after application is approved) within 2 weeks of the birth of the offspring.
  2. It must include all female and male offspring. Council will then record all offspring and issue the animal owner with 'Sale of Progeny forms' for each animal.
  3. The animal owner must complete the applicable 'Sale of Progeny form' for the relevant animal upon each sale and then supply Council and any offspring purchasers with a completed copy within 2 weeks of the sale.
NOTE TO PURCHASERS - The animal is not officially registered with Council until the ‘Sale of Progeny form' as given to you by the animal owner is submitted to Council and the applicable registration fee is paid.

Breeder permits

In addition to the above responsibilities the animal owner must not sell or giveaway a cat or dog that is not desexed unless:
  • The purchaser is supplied with a signed veterinarian surgeon certificate for the cat or dog stating that desexing is likely to be a serious risk to the health of the animal; or
  • The cat or dog is under 22 weeks of age and the purchaser is given a veterinary surgeons voucher to have the cat or dog desexed; or
  • The purchaser is a member of a registered show association and the supply is for the purpose of showing or exhibiting; or
  • The cat or dog is given to a person who does not reside within the Fraser Coast region.
Failure to comply with the conditions of a "Breeder Permit" may incur a penalty.

Where can I get more information?

If you would like further information, please refer to the Desexing of Cats & Dogs’ Fact Sheet(PDF,1.4MB)  or contact Council's Customer Service Centre on
1300 79 49 29.