Apply for a permit for multiple dogs

You need a permit to keep more than two dogs (three months of age or older) at your property in Nillumbik.

Find out more about owning a dog in Nillumbik.

How to apply

Apply online

Step 1.Prepare a diagram of the area to be used by the dogs

Prepare a diagram showing:

  • the area the dogs will be kept
  • any kennels or runs the dogs will be kept in
  • where the area and any kennels or runs are in relation to neighbouring properties.

Step 2.Seek permission from the property owner

If you are not the property owner, you will need signed written permission from the property owner.

This will be uploaded at the time of submitting the online permit application form, or attached to your application form if applying in person or by mail.

Step 3.Submit the online form

Apply for a permit to keep multiple dogs

In person

Step 1.Download the application form

Download and print the application for a permit to keep more than two dogs(PDF, 386KB)

Step 2.Complete the application form

With your application, you'll need to provide:

  • registration details for each dog
  • a diagram of the area where the dogs will be kept
  • signed written permission from the property owner, if applicable

Step 3.Attend the customer service desk

Civic Centre
32 Civic Drive
Greensborough

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (excluding public holidays)

Step 4.Pay the application fee

Pay with cash, cheque, money order, EFTPOS, Mastercard or Visa. Please note we do not accept Diners Club and American Express.

Mail

Step 1.Download the application form

Download and print the application for a permit to keep more than two dogs(PDF, 386KB).

Step 2.Complete the application form

With your application, you'll need to provide:

  • registration details for each dog
  • a diagram of the area where the dogs will be kept
  • signed written permission from the property owner, if applicable

Step 3.Prepare a cheque or money order

Payable to "Nillumbik Shire Council" and crossed "Not Negotiable"

Step 4.Mail your completed form

Nillumbik Shire Council
PO Box 476
Greensborough VIC 3088

Fees

The application fee for a permit to keep multiple dogs is $114.00. This amount is correct as of 1 July 2023.

After your permit application is received, an invoice will be generated and emailed to you. This email will contain instructions on how to pay.

What happens next?

  • After your permit application is received, an invoice will be generated and emailed to you. This email will contain instructions on how to pay the permit application fee.
  • Your neighbours are notified - we'll let your neighbours know about your request and give them the opportunity to comment.
  • A Community Safety Officer will be in contact to arrange an inspection.
  • Council assesses your application - The processing time for this permit is three weeks - this may be extended up to eight weeks if submissions are received from neighbouring properties.
  • We'll let you know if your application has been approved. We'll also contact you if we have any questions.