Permit to Keep Animals - Victoria


You will require this permit if you intend to keep more than a specified number of animals at one premise. Animals requiring this permit may include domestic animals such as cats, dogs, guinea pigs and rabbits. This permit may also be required for unusual animals, poultry, livestock and other farm animals.

Generally, the keeping of any number of livestock is prohibited in non-rural areas unless your local council has granted you a permit.

Your local council can provide more information and advise you on numbers specific to your area.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You will require this permit if you wish to keep more than 2 cats, 2 dogs, 10 pigeons, 10 poultry, 10 domestic mice, 2 guinea pigs, 2 domestic rabbits, 6 rodents, 6 reptiles, and 30 small birds.


As specified on the permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $25.50

Excess domestic and non-domestic animals. Fees for 2017-18.

Local law(s) name

General Local Law 1 2008

Administering agency

Glenelg Shire Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Local Laws Officer

Glenelg Shire Council

Operating address: 71 Cliff Street
Portland, Victoria 3305
Mailing address: PO BOX 152
Portland, Victoria 3305
Toll Free: 1300 453 635
Phone: 03 5522 2208
Fax: 03 5522 2290
Website: Glenelg Shire Council (Opens in new window)