Permit to Move or Drive Animals / Livestock on Roads - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to drive or move animals along a road or through a public area, for the purpose of moving animals from one area to another.

The moving of animals can only be undertaken during daylight hours, and stock should not be led on a road at night except in the case of an emergency, or to lead the stock to or from a dairy.

Livestock includes, but is not limited to:

  • horses
  • cattle
  • swine
  • sheep
  • goats
  • deer.

Your council can provide further details specific to the area where you intend to drive.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit you must ensure that:

  • The maximum number of livestock to be driven does not exceed 6000 sheep, 500 large cattle or 200 pigs, horses, goats or other livestock in total;
  • Appropriate signage is in place;
  • Livestock camped over night will be enclosed and not on areas of high conservation value;
  • Livestock are fit and healthy and free from disease and parasites;
  • You hold public liability insurance to at least $5 million;
  • Livestock are supervised at all times;
  • You comply with any other written or verbal instructions from council;
  • Give notice within 48 hours to land owners of the intended movement of livestock along that route.


30 June next year or as specified in the permit



Please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.



Permit to Move or Drive Animals / Livestock on Roads - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.



You must lodge your application with council at least 5 days before the undertaking of the proposed activity in a form approved by Council and accompanied by the required fee and a bond of $1,000.

Administering agency

Alpine Shire Council

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1989 (Victoria)

Local law(s) name

Livestock Local Law 4 2008

Contact details

Local Laws Officer
Alpine Shire Council

Operating address:
Corner Churchill Avenue and Hawthorn Lane
Victoria 3741
Mailing address:
PO BOX 139
Bright, Victoria 3741


03 5755 0555


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