Applying for an animal exhibition licence 

You can apply for the animal exhibition licence online through GoBusiness Licensing Portal. You will have to locate the "Licence for animal exhibition" and log in to GoBusiness Licensing Portal.  Application for temporary animal exhibition licences must be submitted at least 2 weeks before the start date of the exhibition.

Step Description 

Step 1:

Submit documents from relevant authorities


The following documents must be submitted to us:

  1. Approval letter from landlord/management of exhibition venue.
  2. (For permanent exhibitions only) Written approval from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) or Housing Development Board (HDB).
  • URA (Development Control Division

i. Tel: (65) 62216666

  • HDB (Commercial Properties Department

    i. Tel: 1800 8663073


Step 2:

Provide exhibition plan and information

The exhibition plan must include the following:

  1. Names and particulars of all exhibitors.
  2. Layout plan of the exhibition venue indicating animal display and holding areas.
  3. Design and construction plans of the animal enclosures, cages, or tanks.
  4. A plan detailing the management and care of the animals, and the number of personnel, involved.
  5. Programme of exhibition activities such as talks, demonstrations, animal performances, competitions, and games.
  6. Import licence and CITES permit from the Animal, Meat & Seafood Regulatory Branch or Wildlife Regulatory Branch (where applicable).

Step 3:

AVS inspection

The licence application will be approved within four working days after completion of the following:

  1. Submission of all supporting documents listed in Step 1 and Step 2 via GoBusiness Licensing Portal.
  2. Your payment of the licence fee.
  3. Our inspection of your exhibition premises.
  4. Your exhibition premises successfully passed the inspection.

Step 4: 

Acceptance of application and payment of fees

  1. You must sign and complete the following:
    1. A  Letter of Undertaking assuring us that you will comply with all exhibition conditions.


Notes to applicant:

  • A non-refundable application fee* of S$94.50 (inclusive GST) and licence fee of $126.00 is payable upon application. 
  • Acceptance of your application does not guarantee final approval.
  • Animals should not be exhibited until the licence is issued.

* Application fee is payable for permanent exhibitions and exhibitions lasting 14 days or more.