There are limits to how many pets and/or livestock you are able to keep on your property.
Your property also needs to be a certain size before you are allowed to keep livestock.
|Pet or livestock||Number allowed without a permit|
|Domestic birds||13 birds|
|Guinea pigs||8 guinea pigs|
|Poultry or pigeons|
4 chickens, ducks, geese or pigeons
Your poultry must be kept in a poultry house and pigeons need to be kept in a pigeon loft.
Contact us if you for details regarding construction and specifications of poultry houses and pigeon lofts, contact Council on telephone (03) 9840 9333 or use our online service request form
|Small animals (livestock)||A permit is required to keep any sheep or goat in an area less than one acre (4000 sqm)|
|A permit is required to keep any emu, ostrich, goat, sheep, cow, pig, bull, or horse in an area less than two acres (8000 sqm)|
If you would like to keep more animals than outlined above, you will need a permit, please download the Keeping additional animals form 2019-20 (494.52 KB)