Livestock Movements

A person may drive livestock on roads within the West Wimmera Shire from one farm to another, or from saleyards to a farm, provided the following requirements are complied with:

  • Livestock are only moved on a road between sunrise and sunset and in weather conditions where the visibility for road users is 300 meters.
  • The person in charge of the livestock is at least 16 years of age, is competent in handling livestock, and is present and supervises the livestock at all times.
  • Signs advising "Give way to stock next () km" are placed at least 300 metres in front of and behind the livestock but no more than 5 kilometres from the livestock and must be removed when droving is completed.
  • Livestock being driven on or across the Western Highway must have two people in attendance.

Refer to Community Local Law 2012 Part 17 for further information.

Droving of livestock through the shire requires a permit.

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