How many pets can I have?

An owner or occupier of land equal to or less than 4,000 square metres can keep a limited number of animals on their property. 

You require a permit from Council if you would like to keep more than:

  • two dogs
  • two cats
  • five rodents (ferret, guinea pig or rabbit) or reptiles (snake, lizard, turtle or tortoise) 
  • 12 poultry (duck, geese, peacock, pheasant, turkey or female chicken)
  • 20 small birds (budgerigar, canary or finch)
  • 20 large birds (pigeon or cockatoo)
  • any rooster

An owner or occupier of land greater than 4,000 square metres but less than 20,000 square metres can keep up to five dogs and/or five cats without a permit.  If you would like to keep more than five dogs and/or five cats you need to apply for a permit.

Once we receive your application we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for a Ranger to inspect your property. The Ranger will ensure animals will be kept in accordance with the requirements highlighted in the General Local Law. Council does this to protect the health and well being of animals, limit inconvenience to neighbours and prevent stray animals.

Please complete the animal permit application form(DOC, 266KB)  together with application fee.

Once your inspection and application is successful Council will issue you a permit. The application fee is not refundable if the application is declined.