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.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Definition of terms
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.
means a structure or thing which confines an animal to a particular physical space including a cage, building, stable, fenced area.
Council determines the length of this approval.
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
- 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.
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
- 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.
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