Animal Limitations

Council is responsible for ensuring animals are safe and are kept by their owners to the standard set out in Local Law 11.1 – Keeping Animals. Under this law, owners are required to keep animals within the perimeters described below for any particular animal.

Type of Animal Land 0.4ha or Less Land greater than 0.4 ha
Dogs 2 4
Cats 2 4
Poultry - Rooster 1 1
Poultry - 10 10 or more
Birds such as cockatoos 1 n/a
Ferrets, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits or Rodents 5 5 or more
Reptiles 2 2 or more
Horses 0 2
Sheep, Alpacas & Goats 0 – except up to four sheep may be kept on land during the declared fire danger period 2 – except up to four sheep may be kept on land during the declared fire danger period
Cows 0 1
Pigs 0 0

The offspring of any dog or cat lawfully kept will be exempt for a period of 12 weeks after their birth.

Special Permit

If you feel that there are special circumstances in regards to your individual situation that sit outside of the above regulations, you will need to complete a Community Local Law Application for Permit form. Once the request is received, the responsible officer will assess the appropriateness of the request. This may entail a visit to your premises and contacting neighbours in order to gather information about your individual situation.

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