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

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible for this permit you will need a minimum of $10 000 000 public liability insurance. A bond is also required (as fixed by council), and can be paid in cash or by bank cheque.

Bonds will be refunded by council once activity has finalised (and, if, in the opinion of an authorised officer that the applicant has complied with the permit conditions), or if the permit is refused.

Please note that permits will not be issued if there are more than 6,000 sheep, ewes, wethers and rams, or 500 cattle, or 200 of any other livestock to be driven, or if the livestock will not be able to travel at least eight kilometres (in the case of sheep or other livestock) or ten kilometres each day (in the case of cattle) in one direction. Please consult Council for further conditions that are applicable to this permit.

Duration

As specified on the permit.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

No fees apply.

Application

Apply

You will need to attach a map showing the proposed driving route and proof of your insurance cover.


Approval time

At least 14 days prior to commencement of the activity.

Administering agency

Colac Otway Shire

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1989 (Victoria)

Local law(s) name

Livestock Local Law 3 2013

Contact details

Compliance Unit
Colac Otway Shire


Operating address:
2-6 Rae Street
Colac, Victoria, 3250
Mailing address:
PO BOX 283
Colac, Victoria 3250

Phone:

03 5232 9400

Fax:

03 5232 9586
inq@colacotway.vic.gov.au

Website:

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