All animal exhibitions and animal performances should have a valid licence from AVA before the event or show is staged.
Animal exhibitions may be permanent animal exhibitions or temporary animal exhibitions.
A permanent animal exhibition is the exhibition of animals in a place for a period of time long enough to require approval by the Urban Redevelopment Authority or Housing & Development Board. Some examples are zoos, marine parks and oceanariums. Permanent animal exhibition licences must be renewed annually.
A temporary animal exhibition is a temporary event where animals are displayed, and may include animal performances featuring animals, such as dogs and horses.