Permit to Keep General Livestock - Victoria


You will require this permit if you intend to keep general livestock in non-rural areas (i.e. areas not specified by a planning scheme). You will need to contact your local council to ascertain which areas are covered by a planning scheme.

Some exemptions may apply, such as where you hold a planning permit that allows for the keeping of livestock. For the purposes of this permit general livestock includes, but is not limited to, animals such as:

  • horses
  • cattle
  • sheep
  • pigs
  • poultry
  • ratites
  • buffalo
  • camels
  • alpacas
  • deer.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the responsible council for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on the permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Permit to Keep General Livestock - Please contact the responsible agency/council for application forms and registration details.

Local law(s) name

General Purposes Local Law 2015

Administering agency

Maribyrnong City Council

Contact details

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

Parking and Local Laws

Maribyrnong City Council

Operating address: 61 Napier Street
Footscray, Victoria 3011
Mailing address: PO BOX 58
Footscray, Victoria 3011
Phone: 03 9688 0200
Fax: 03 9687 7793
Website: Maribyrnong City Council (Opens in new window)