Breeders permit

Fraser Coast Regional Council with Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) promotes responsible cat and dog breeding, through the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 and Local Laws No 2 Animal Management 2011.

If you breed or intend to breed a cat, Council Local Laws require you to hold an Animal Breeder Approval. This is required for both male and female cats*.

To apply, complete the Annual Breeders permit approval form. Once an application is submitted it will be reviewed by a Community Ranger.

More information can be found on the Breeding Cats in the Fraser Coast Factsheet and also on the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website relating to animal welfare standards, compliance, registered dog breeders, selling and supply of animals. 

Failure to comply with legislation may incur a penalty.

The responsibilities of a cat owner with a Breeder Permit

  • The cat owner must provide Council with the completed Breeding Record Form (obtained after application is approved) within 2 weeks of the birth of the offspring.
  • It must include all female and male offspring. Council will then record all offspring and issue the cat owner with sale of progeny form for each offspring.
  • The cat owner must complete the applicable 'Sale of Progeny form' for the relevant offspring upon each sale and then supply Council and any offspring purchasers with a completed copy within 2 weeks of the sale.
  • All cats must be microchipped before they are given away, sold or advertised for sale (not before 8 weeks and not after 12 weeks). 

Breeder permits

In addition to the above responsibilities the animal owner must not sell or giveaway a cat that is not desexed unless:

  • The purchaser is supplied with a signed veterinarian surgeon certificate for the cat stating that desexing is likely to be a serious risk to the health of the cat; or
  • The cat is under 16 weeks of age and the purchaser is given a veterinary surgeons voucher (paid in full) to have the cat 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 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.

Contact us

If you would like further information, please contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 1300 79 49 29.

Animals and Pets