Keeping animals on your property

Council’s Local Law Number 2 (Community Local Law) outlines the rules for keeping animals on properties less than or equal to one half of a hectare. Unless you have a Council permit, you cannot keep more than four different types of animals on any one property or any more in number for each type of animal than as set out below.

Type of animal Area less than (or equal to) half a hectare Area more than half a hectare
Dogs 2 2
Cats 2 2
Poultry 10 100
Domestic Birds (includes Pigeons) 30 100
Domestic Mice 10 10
Guinea Pigs 2 10
Ferrets 4 10
Domestic Rabbits 2 2
Pigs Not permitted 6
Horses/Donkeys Not permitted No maximum limit
Cattle Not permitted No maximum limit
Sheep Not permitted No maximum limit
Goats Not permitted No maximum limit
Ostriches Not permitted No maximum limit
Emus Not permitted No maximum limit
Roosters Not permitted No maximum limit
Peacocks Not permitted No maximum limit
Any other agricultural animal Not permitted No maximum limit