Permit to Move / Drove Livestock - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to drive or move livestock along a highway, council land or within a recreational facility. This includes moving livestock from one area to another. This permit is also required if you intend to use any part of a highway as a holding yard for livestock.

According to the Road Rules 2009:

  • Livestock includes but is not limited to, horses, cattle, swine, sheep, goats and deer;
  • The moving of livestock can only be undertaken during daylight hours (the period extending from 30 minutes after sunrise to 30 minutes before sunset);
  • Livestock must not be unattended on a road;
  • Livestock are not permitted on roads within the National Land Transport Network unless a permit has been issued by Tasmania Police;
  • Stock cannot be led on a road at night except in the case of an emergency, or to lead the stock to or from a dairy; and
  • A person leading livestock at night must provide warning to other road users by means of a flashing or rotating amber light.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

An application for permit is to be in writing and accompanied by:

  • A statement specifying the type of activity proposed;
  • A scaled drawing showing location and extent of the activity;
  • Any other information that is required; and
  • Be accompanied by any application fees

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.



Application to Move / Drove Livestock - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Latrobe Council

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 (Tasmania)

Local law(s) name

Highways By-Law 2 2006

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
Latrobe Council

Operating address:
170 Gilbert Street
Tas 7307
Mailing address:
Latrobe, Tasmania 7307


03 6426 4444


03 6426 2121


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