Approval to Keep a Large Animal - Western Australia


You will require this approval if you intend to keep a horse, cow, more than 3 sheep, or more than 3 goats or other large animal on premises within a townsite.

Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.

Your approval will specify how many animals you may keep. The number of animals you may keep is based on four large animals and 2 offspring up to the age of 12 months, or 12 sheep, or 12 goats per 0.2 hectares.

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 ensure that:

  • The premises has an area of note less than 0.2 hectares of alienated land; and
  • The approved animal does not approach within 30m of a dwelling or place where food is stored, manufactured, processed, served or exposed for sale.


As indicated on the approval.


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 with your application.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Approval to Keep Animals Application - Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.

Act(s) name

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 WA

Local law(s) name

Health Local Laws 2010

Administering agency

Shire of Ravensthorpe

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer

Shire of Ravensthorpe

Operating address: 65 Morgan Street
Ravensthorpe, Western Australia 6346
Mailing address: PO BOX 43
Ravensthorpe, Western Australia 6346
Phone: 08 9839 0000
Fax: 08 9838 1282
Website: Shire of Ravensthorpe (Opens in new window)