You need to apply for a Kennel Licence (PDF) if you keep:
- more than two dogs over the age of 6 months at a premises
- more than four working dogs over the age of 6 months at a premises.
For information about fees for kennel licences and renewals, please check our Schedule of Fees and Charges document (PDF).
License types: domestic (pet) dogs
|Number of dogs||Kennel licence type|
|1–2 domestic dogs||No licence required|
|3–5 domestic dogs||KL1 category licence|
|5 or more domestic dogs||KL2 category licence|
License types: racing greyhounds
|Number of greyhounds||Kennel licence type|
|1–2 greyhounds||No licence required|
|3–5 greyhounds||KLG1 category licence|
|5 or more greyhounds||KLG2 category licence|
A kennel licence (from any category) will not be granted where the property has an area of less than 400 square metres
KL2 and KLG2 category licences will not be permitted in a General Residential Zone, the Inner Residential Zone, or the Environmental Living Zone under the Glenorchy Interim Planning Scheme 2015 (external link).
Please look at our Dog Management Policy (PDF) for detailed information about the requirements for holding and obtaining the different types of kennel licences. For more information about legislation, please visit the Dog Control Act 2000 (external link).