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 (including reptiles), 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.