You may need this approval to keep animals (other than cats and dogs) on your residential property. The animals that require approval include:
- livestock (e.g. horses, cattle, pigs, goats, sheep)
Livestock refers to any animal that can be farmed, whether kept for farming or domestic purposes. It also includes any variants or miniatures of those animals. There may be restrictions preventing animals, such as livestock, from being kept on small lots of land.
A self-assessable permit is required to allow you to keeping poultry on a residential property. The following maximum bird numbers apply to your permit:
- no more than 6 birds at any time on premises 0 to 800 square metres
- no more than 20 birds at any time on premises greater than 800 square metres.
Keeping of roosters on residential properties is prohibited.
You must have a permit to keep a racehorse (including stabling) unless keeping the racehorse is authorised under a development approval issued by Council. The number of racehorses kept will determine the annual permit fee.
You may not need to apply for this approval if the keeping of the animal is authorised under a development approval issued by the council or local authority.
Residents are not required to hold a permit to keep bees, however it is recommended to ensure that any bees kept on your property will not have any adverse effects on neighbours or the community.
If you intend to keep a beehive you must register as a beekeeper with Biosecurity Queensland.