You may need this approval to keep animals on your property, other than cats and dogs. The animals that require approval will vary according to your location but may include:
- livestock (e.g. horses, cattle, pigs, goats, sheep).
In most circumstances you will not require council approval to keep birds or poultry, as long as you do not exceed the allowed number of animals for your property size. If you intend to keep more birds or poultry than the allowed limit, you may need to apply for an approval.
You will need to ensure that any bees kept on your property will not have adverse effects on neighbours and the community.
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.
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.