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

To be eligible for this approval you must provide evidence that the premises on which the animal will be kept has more than 0.2 of a hectare land for the exclusive use of the approved animal.


As specified.


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 Approval to Keep a Large Animal - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 WA

Local law(s) name

Health Local Laws 1998

Administering agency

Shire of Katanning

Contact details

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

Shire Manager, Building and Environmental Services

Shire of Katanning

Operating address: 16 - 24 Austral Terrace
Katanning, Western Australia 6317
Mailing address: PO BOX 130
Katanning, Western Australia 6317
Phone: 08 9821 9930
Website: Shire of Katanning (Opens in new window)