Permit to Keep General Livestock - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to keep general livestock in a Residential Zone. General livestock includes, but is not limited to horses, cattle, poultry, sheep, pigs, goats, deer, llamas, alpacas etc.

Animals must be effectively fenced and there are limits to the maximum allowable area of land on which the livestock is to be kept.

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

You will be required to:

  • Specify the place the animal(s) will be kept;
  • Specify the manner (including any enclosure) the animal(s) will be kept;
  • Supply any other information required by Council;
  • Pay the appropriate fees; and
  • If required, supply a block plan of the property (including measurements) showing the portion of property the animal(s) will be kept.


As specified on the permit.


30th June following the date of issue.



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



You will be required to advertise in the daily newspaper that you have applied for the licence. The advertisement is to specify your name, the location of your premises, the number and type of animals, and be in a form approved by Council

Approval time

21 days following publication of the advertisement in the daily newspaper.

Administering agency

Glenorchy City Council

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 (Tasmania)

Local law(s) name

Animal Management By-Law 1 2014

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
Glenorchy City Council

Operating address:
374 Main Road
TAS 7010
Mailing address:
PO BOX 103
Glenorchy, Tasmania 7010


03 6216 6800


03 6216 6400


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