Keeping of animals other than dogs or cats (Longreach) - Queensland

Service summary

You need a permit in order to:

  • breed, board or keep animals on a commercial basis
  • operate fishing parks
  • keep any animals for hire or sale

The number of animals you may keep in a particular area depends on the size of your site.

Keeping of animals must comply with local laws and council's planning scheme.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Definition of terms

Animal

includes a fish, bird or reptile and may include:

goats, horses, cattle, poultry, noisy birds, pigs, peacocks or peahens, donkeys, llamas, alpaca, deer, sheep, ostriches, emus.

Enclosure

means a structure or thing which confines an animal to a particular physical space including a cage, building, stable, fenced area.

Duration

Council determines the length of this approval.

Fees

Contact council to determine applicable fees.

Application

Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.

To obtain this licence, you must:

  • provide written evidence that occupiers or owners of neighbouring properties either support or object to the application
  • obtain prior licensing from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection in order to keep native species.
You may need planning approval for stables or other structures.

Additional information

Council may consider the following factors in deciding whether to grant this licence:

  • the land's physical suitability for the proposed use
  • the structural suitability of enclosures in which you intend to keep animals
  • the likelihood of the animals causing nuisance, inconvenience or annoyance to the occupiers of adjoining land
  • the likely effect on the amenity of the surrounding area
  • the likely effect on the local environment and any possible pollution or other environmental damage
  • other relevant factors to the circumstances of the particular case.

Administering agency

Longreach Regional Council

Local law(s) name

Longreach Regional Council - Local Law No. 6 (Keeping and Control of Animals)

Contact details

Longreach Regional Council


Operating address:
96A Eagle Street
Longreach, Queensland 4727
Mailing address:
PO BOX 144
Ilfracombe, Queensland 4727

Phone:

07 4658 4111

Fax:

07 4658 4116
assist@longreach.qld.gov.au

Website:

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