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Permitted number of pets

You will require an excess animal permit if your land is less than or equal to 0.5ha, and you would like to keep more than:

  • two dogs, and/or
  • two cats, and/or
  • five rodents, and/or
  • 20 domestic birds, and/or
  • 20 pigeons, and/or
  • five poultry.

Permits are renewed annually on 10 April upon payment of the appropriate fee. 

Fees

  • Keeping additional animals or birds $45         
  • Domestic Animal Business Permit $189 

Apply for a permit

Permit application forms

Refer to the application for relevant conditions. 

How many animals can I have without a permit?

Without a permit, the number of animals on one property at any time must not be more than the maximum number listed below:

Type of animal

Maximum Number

Dogs

2

Cats

2

Rooster

None

Domestic birds

20

Large birds

None

Poultry (no roosters)

5

Racing pigeons

20

Ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits or rodents

5

Horse/Donkeys

None

Cattle

None

Sheep

None

Goats

None

Pigs

None

Any other agricultural animals

None

Keeping bees

Keeping bees is restricted by the Apiary Code of Practice and you may need a Planning Permit to keep hives on your property.

A Planning Permit is required if:

19/05/2017
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