Permit to Keep Animals - Glenelg Shire Council - Victoria


You will require this permit if you intend to keep animals. In some cases this permit will only be required where the number of animals exceeds a limit set by the council. Your council will outline the types of animals covered by this permit.

The sorts of animals typically covered include:

  • cats and dogs
  • reptiles and amphibians
  • guinea pigs
  • birds and poultry.

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, or 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 $28.00

Excess domestic animals (dog or cat). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $28.00

Excess animals permit. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2020 Victoria

Local law(s) name

General Local Law 2018

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.