Permit to Move or Drive Animals / Livestock on Roads - Victoria

Description

You will require this permit if you intend to drive or move animals along a road or through a public area, for the purpose of moving animals from one area to another.

The moving of animals can only be undertaken during daylight hours, and stock should not be led on a road at night except in the case of an emergency, or to lead the stock to or from a dairy.

Livestock includes, but is not limited to:

  • horses
  • cattle
  • swine
  • sheep
  • goats
  • deer.

Your council can provide further details specific to the area where you intend to drive.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for this permit you will need a minimum of $10 000 000 public liability insurance. A bond is also required (as fixed by council), and can be paid in cash or by bank cheque.

Bonds will be refunded by council once activity has finalised (and, if, in the opinion of an authorised officer that the applicant has complied with the permit conditions), or if the permit is refused.

Please note that permits will not be issued if there are more than 6,000 sheep, ewes, wethers and rams, or 500 cattle, or 200 of any other livestock to be driven, or if the livestock will not be able to travel at least eight kilometres (in the case of sheep or other livestock) or ten kilometres each day (in the case of cattle) in one direction. Please consult Council for further conditions that are applicable to this permit.

Duration

As specified on the permit.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

No fees apply.

Approval Time

At least 14 days prior to commencement of the activity.

Administering agency

Colac Otway Shire

Contact details

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

Compliance Unit

Operating address: 2-6 Rae Street
Colac, Victoria, 3250
Mailing address: PO BOX 283
Colac, Victoria 3250
Phone: 03 5232 9400
Fax: 03 5232 9586
Email: inq@colacotway.vic.gov.au
Website: Colac Otway Shire (Opens in new window)