Licensing and regulating cat and dog breeders - Consultation Paper

The public consultation period in response to the NSW DPI Consultation Paper: Licensing and regulation of cat and dog breeders (Consultation Paper) has now closed. Thank you to all stakeholders and members of the community who provided feedback on the Consultation Paper.

The Consultation Paper proposes to introduce a dog breeder licensing scheme and sought feedback on which dog breeders should be required to obtain a licence.

The key principles of the proposed licensing scheme are that it should be easy to understand, that costs should be proportionate, and that it should minimise unintended consequences.

The Consultation Paper also sought feedback on whether some cat and dog breeders should be exempt from the requirements of the NSW Animal Welfare Code of Practice: Breeding Cats and Dogs.

Feedback received on the Consultation Paper has been summarised in a Consultation Outcomes Report.

Select Committee on Puppy Farming in New South Wales

The Select Committee on Puppy Farming in New South Wales (Select Committee) was established on 24 November 2021 to inquire and report on puppy farming in NSW.

More information on the Select Committee’s inquiry is available on the Parliament of NSW website.