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Moreton Bay Regional Council 2010 / 2011 Fees & Charges + Breeder Permit Links

15 March 2010

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MORETON BAY REGIONAL COUNCIL FEES - Effective from 1st July 2010:


Description                                                                                                    

2009 / 2010
Fees

2010 / 2011
Fees

     
Registration of Dogs    
Dog Registration - Initial All Dogs $25 $20
Dog Registration Annual Renewal - Entire Dogs $78 $80
Dog Registration Annual Renewal - Entire Dogs Concession
• Pensioners - current Federal Government issued pensioner concession card
  required. Does not include Senior or Health Care cards.
• Obedience Trained Dogs
• Dogs Queensland members*
$63 $60
Dog Registration Annual Renewal - Desexed Dogs $25 $25
Dog Registration Annual Renewal - Desexed Dogs Concession
• Pensioners - current Federal Government issued pensioner concession card
  required. Does not include Senior or Health Care cards.
• Obedience Trained Dogs
• Dogs Queensland members*
$20 $20
Breeders' Permit Holders Dog Registration* per dog over 3 months
(plus permit fee)
As per
individual dog
registration
$20
     
Permit Applications    
Excess Animals Permit Application (non breeding) - exceptional
circumstances only, in addition to individual animal registration
$125 $130
Breeders' Permit Initial Application - in addition to individual animal
registration
$125 $130
     
Permit Annual Renewals    
Excess Animals Permit Renewal (non breeding) - exceptional
circumstances only, in addition to individual animal registration
$22 $0
Breeders' Permit Annual Renewal - in addition to individual animal
registration
$22 $25
     
Regulated Dogs Registration    
Restricted Dogs Annual Renewal Fee $378 $200
Declared Menacing Dogs Annual Renewal Fee  $378 $200
Declared Dangerous Dogs Annual Renewal Fee $378 $400
Registration Fee Exempt:
• Certified Assistance and therapy Dogs
• Guide Dogs
• Police Dogs
• Military Dogs
• Commonwealth or State Government Service Dogs
• Bona Fide Working Dogs on Rural Lnad as defined by the
   Animal Management ACT 2008.
   

* New concession categories for MBRC

Definitions:
All permits are considered on an individual basis and require minimum standards to be met for the life of the permit.

Breeder's Permit - a permit issued to members of Dogs Queensland for keeping of dogs over and above the number specified in the local law / town plan for the purposes of breeding and / or exhibiting those animals. Annual inspections may be carried out.

Excess Animals Permit – a permit issued under exceptional circumstances for consideration of a valid reason for the keeping of animals over and above the number specified in the local law / town plan. Examples: A resident moves into the region with 4 dogs that he has owned for some time in another shire where they were registered, or a family takes on the care of an extra animal due to a marriage or the death of a relative.

So, what does all of this mean for our Dogs Queensland members who fall under the control of MBRC?
Some of the new fees and charges will represent a significant saving, whereas other charges are new and will require a more “in depth” explanation. The most important point to remember is that since the amalgamation of Pine Shire, Caboolture and Redcliffe Local Councils back in 2008, there have been no concessions available to Dogs Queensland members.

Here are some typical FAQ’s that will better explain how the new fees and charges will affect you.

                                                            Frequently Asked Questions

1. I still hold a kennel licence issued by the old Pine / Redcliffe / Caboolture Shire. Is this licence still valid?
Kennel License requirements are enforced by MBRC Animal management officers and these current licenses will remain valid. However, if a Dogs Queensland member wishes to apply for a new Kennel License, that application must be made through MBRC Town Planning Dept.

2. So, there’s a difference between a Kennel License and a Breeder’s permit?
Yes, definitely. The new Breeder’s Permit concept has been specifically designed to cater for the requirements of the vast majority of Dogs Qld members who live in the MBRC area - e.g. those members that wish to keep, usually up to 6 entire dogs for showing / obedience etc. and who also wish to breed a litter every 12 - 18 months, should apply for a Breeder's permit. Dogs Queensland members who have a need to keep more dogs and to breed more frequently may need to apply for a Kennel License through the Town Planning Dept of MBRC. This will depend on the zoning and planning requirements for your area.

3. If I get a new show puppy, do I need to pay an Initial Registration Fee of $20.00, plus a Concessional Dogs Queensland Dog Registration Fee of $20.00?
No, you will only be required to pay the concessional Dogs Queensland registration rate of $20.00 per annum.

4. I notice now that I will have to pay $25.00 every year to renew my Breeder’s Permit. Is this on top of having to register every dog that I own?
Yes, that’s correct, but remember that previously there was “no discounted registration” fees for entire dogs owned by Dogs Queensland members. Previously, the cost to register an entire dog would have been $78.00 per dog – that has now been reduced to $20.00 for Dogs Queensland members with a breeder’s permit.

5. So, why do I have to pay an initial Breeder's Permit Initial Application fee?
This fee has been structured simply to cover the cost of a MBRC field officer conducting an onsite property inspection and processing the necessary paperwork.

6. What if I decide not to apply for a Breeder's Permit or a Kennel License?
Our Dogs Queensland Code of Ethics clearly states: I shall comply with any and all valid legal provisions of the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 (Qld) and with the local laws and subordinate local laws relating to the keeping of dogs promulgated by my local authority. I accept that it is my responsibility to keep abreast of any changes to the local Laws. Any decision that you make regarding whether you, as a Dogs Queensland member, will or won’t comply with a Local Government Law is yours alone to make. But if you choose not to comply, you risk severe penalties being imposed by MBRC and you will be in breach of a Dogs Queensland rule.

7. So, how do I know if my application for a Breeder’s permit will be approved?
There is no simple answer to this question, but common sense should prevail. All permits are considered on an individual basis and require minimum standards to be met and maintained. If your application is for a 6 dog Breeder’s Permit and you live in a rural / residential area on 2 acres and your facilities for keeping and managing your dogs is satisfactory, then it is very likely that your application will be approved. If, on the other hand, you live on a 600 sq mtr suburban block and you apply for a 20 dog Breeder permit, it is very unlikely that you will receive approval.

Dogs Queensland strongly recommends that our members speak to staff of the MBRC Animal Management Team about their application for a Breeder’s Permit. They are well versed in the new requirements and are keen to assist members with their enquiries and to offer advice regarding applications. We trust that Dogs Queensland members recognise the significant benefits that will now be enjoyed as a result of this mutually beneficial relationship with MBRC.

Mark Sheppard
Dogs Queensland
Government & Agency Liaison Officer




 


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