Licensing

Pet Meat Processing Facility

A pet meat processing facility (knackery) is a facility that slaughters horses, donkeys or other consumable animals not intended for human consumption.

Licensees of a pet meat processing facility are able with PrimeSafe endorsement but without a further licence or fee, to operate the following from the same premises provided all of the meat or by-products processed originate from the same facility.

  • Pet food establishment
  • Inedible rendering facility

Apply now

There are three ways to apply for a PrimeSafe licence:

  1. Fill out the application form in the PrimeSafe Licence Portal by following the instructions in the How to use the Licence Portal link below; or
  2. Download the application form, print, scan and email it to info@primesafe.vic.gov.au; or
  3. Fill in the form at the PrimeSafe office.

Pet Meat Processing licence information