The regulatory requirements for operating animal boarding establishments in Australia vary from state to state and within local councils. Requirements for licences or permits also vary depending upon the number of animals kept on a property. We strongly encourage petsitters who wish to offer animal boarding services to refer to the Code of Practice or similar guidance applicable in their particular circumstances (e.g. their location, the number of dogs they wish to board, size of property, etc.) and ensure that they obtain any licenses or permits required. The onus is on the person providing the animal boarding services to ensure that they meet these requirements.