How many animals or birds can I keep on my property?

If you wish to keep animals such as chickens, dogs, cats, horses or other animals on your property please check the below table to be aware of the type and number that may be kept under local laws.

All cats and dogs over the age of three months must be microchipped and registered with the Shire.

A permit is required for keeping additional animals on your property, learn how to apply.

For further information on keeping dogs, cats, horses, poultry, pigs, roosters, sheep, goats, and cattle please view the  General Purposes Local Law Part 5 Animals and Birds(PDF, 88KB)
Animal/Bird < 499
sq/m
500 - 1,199
sq/m
1,200 - 2,499
sq/m
2,500 - 4,999
sq/m
> 5,000
sq/m
>10,000
sq/m
Dogs 1 2 2 3 3 3
Cats 2 2 2 2 2 2
Horses, Donkeys or similar 0 0 0 1 2 3
Sheep, Goats, Llamas or similar 0 0 1 2 4 6
Pig 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rooster 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poultry/Fowl or similar 0 5 10 10 10 20
Cattle 0 0 0 0 0 1