AAPDB Membership

Changes effective from the 30th December 2019.

Probationary  Member (Level 1)


AAPDB Membership

Probationary  Member

  1. Probationary Membership is offered to those Breeders who are new to AAPDB and wanting to become a registered ethical breeder of quality family pets. This period is vital in providing support, assistance and the tools to become a Full Member of AAPDB. Probationary Members are eligible to become Full Members of the AAPDB  as soon as they have been Audited by a registered Veterinarian, supplied all other requested documentation and are found to be compliant in all areas of the Audit.
  2. Probationary membership is:
    1. Valid for 2 months only and cannot be repeated or extended,
    2. Intended to assist new members to become compliant and to pass the Vet Audit,
    3. Provides support for questions, templates for documentation, manuals to assist setting up and for the operation of your enterprise, discounted genetic testing with Orivet.
    4. Probationary Members can progress to Full Member application as soon as they are confident of compliance with Vet Audit, no need to wait out the full 2 months.
    5. Probationary Members cannot use AAPDB name or claim Membership in any advertising, documents, social media or any other medium to sell puppies or dogs or advertise their kennels.
  3. Once approved you will be given a Profile and immediate access to the probationary members area on our website, where you can find the AAPDB Manual and Sample Audit documents and record keeping spreadsheets to help you meet your obligations as an AAPDB member.
  4. Membership Registration Numbers will not be issued at the Probationary level, it is entirely up to you how long it takes (within the 2 month limit) to reach Full Membership when you will receive your Membership Registration Number and Full Member entitlements. We recommend you talk to your Vet to book an audit and order the Audit from us as soon as you can.
  5. Before You Proceed – From 1 July 2019 mandatory genetic testing of all breeding dogs came into effect for all members. Please read and be aware of your obligations under the Genetic Testing Policy and Procedure. You must be compliant to achieve Full Membership,(please refer to our genetics page) 
  6. Before You Proceed – We advise all our members to be familiar with your relevant state code (COP). In the process of applying for Membership, you are affirming that you have read the Animal Welfare Code of Practice for your State, the AAPDB Code of Ethics and Standards, and the Privacy Policy.
  7. Before You Proceed – Once your AAPDB Probationary Membership has been processed, your subscription cannot be cancelled or refunded.
  8. Before You Proceed – If you have previously been a member of AAPDB, or if your Probationary application is found to be a fraudulent or contain any false or misleading information, your application will be cancelled and your application fee will become an administration fee – you will not be entitled to a refund.
  9. Ready to Proceed? ?      If you are an ethical dog breeder, or are planning to become one, we welcome you to probationary membership of the AAPDB.  If you are confident that you can comply with the requirements of membership then please join via the green button on this page

Step 1: Apply for membership

Please upload a copy of your Driver’s License as proof of identity, and identify your local government area, then proceed to payment:

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Codes: Northern Territory

Please download each of these before proceeding

Darwin Pets and Wildlife

Legislation- Animal Welfare Act 1999

Responsible Pet Ownership Darwin 

Codes: South Australia

Please download each of these before proceeding

New Standards for Pets in South Australia

Breeding Dogs and Cats

 Dog and Cat Board

Animal Welfare Act 2012

I agree that I have downloaded my relevant State Codes of Practice. *
View your codes https://www.aapdb.com.au
I agree that I have read and agree to be bound by the AAPDB Code of Ethics *
I agree and acknowledge that I have read and understood the Privacy Policy *
Please view the Privacy Policy

Do not proceed if you have previously been a probationary member. This is a once only membership that cannot be renewed, extended or reapplied for. Contact accounts@aapdb.com.au for more information.

  Full Member  (Level 2)

Full Member  (Level 2)

  1. Full Members of the AAPDB have undertaken the AAPDB animal focused welfare Audit carried out by an indepenent registered Veterinarian and found to be compliant in all areas.
  2. Full Members are required to be Audited, to remain financial, and provide pictures of their Facility and Personal Identification  annually to ensure that they continue to meet the standards of AAPDB.
  3. Full members will have access to member benefits such as “Puppy Packs”, insurance cover, discount travel crates and discounted genetic testing. In New South Wales you will be entitled to discounted dog registration fees.
  4. Full members must be Familiar with their relevant state codes (COP).
  5. You must initially enrol as a Probationary Member but can proceed to full membership immediately if you are confident that you will meet the requirements of our audit.
  6. Full Members must ensure that both the annual audit is completed and that the annual membership fee is paid prior to expiry of membership to ensure continuance of member registration.

Membership Fees 

AAPDB Inc is registered for GST purposes, all fees below Include GST in the price.

Joining Fee

Probationary Membership $275.00 (inc gst)

Full Member Re-Joining Fee $275.00 (inc gst) Applies to expired (>6mths) members re-applying for Full Membership. This Joining fee is in addition to Annual Membership fee, is payable on application and not refundable. No Joining fee applies to members that renew or upgrade prior to expiry or <6mths after expiry.

Full Membership Fees

Full Membership fees are payable annually, due prior to expiry of current membership. The fees are scaled to the number of dogs on the premises and in Foster Care homes.

1 to 3 dogs :       $275.00 (inc gst)

4 to 10 dogs :     $550.00 (inc gst)

11 to 50 dogs     $1100.00 (inc gst)

50 plus dogs :     $2200.00 (inc gst)

*If your details are proven to be purposely misleading or fraudulent, or the total number of dogs included in your Vet Audit have been purposely misrepresented,  your membership may be cancelled immediately and you will not be entitled to a refund of any amount paid . Any payment made will then become an Administration fee.