On 1 October 2018 new legislation reformed animal welfare licensing including
- the sale of animals
- breeding dogs
- hiring horses
- boarding cats
- boarding dogs
- home boarding dogs
- day care for dogs
- keeping or training animals for performance
Businesses operating under current licences will be able to continue to do so until the expiry date of their licence. The definition of existing licensable activities has been amended, additionally new activities have been added. A single licence known as an 'animal activity licence', with nationally set licence conditions will apply.
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