Approval to Keep a Large Animal - Western Australia


You may require this approval if you intend to keep a horse, cow or other large animal on your property, including a sheep, cow, alpaca, deer, camel, llama, emu, ostrich, kangaroo, ass, donkey, pony or ox.

Whether this approval is required may vary according to the zoning and size of your property. Approval is usually required in land zoned as residential. Keeping large animals may be prohibited in certain areas.

As a condition of approval, you may be required to construct a stable to house the large animal. This stable may also need to be approved and registered with the council.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Approval will be granted when the Council is satisfied that all elements of the Local Law are complied with and the likelihood of any nuisance through odour and / or flies is minimal.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As indicated on the approval.


30 June.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Permit to Keep Farm Animal(s) in Other Than a Rural Zone - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 WA

Local law(s) name

Public Health Local Law 2017

Administering agency

City of Gosnells

Contact details

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

Ranger, Ranger Services

City of Gosnells

Operating address: 2120 Albany Highway
WA 6110
Mailing address: PO BOX 662
Gosnells, Western Australia 6990
Phone: 08 9397 3000
Website: City of Gosnells (Opens in new window)