Additional animal approvals

1. Overview

Council regulates and manages the number of animals allowed on a property through Local Law 2 (Animal Management) 2011 and its subordinate local law.

Use the number of animals allowed by property size tool to determine the maximum number of animals you can keep on your property.

If the size of your property allows you to apply for additional animal/s or you are a recognised breeder, review the relevant additional animal approval information and make application.

2. Additional animal approval

An Additional animal approval allows you to keep a permitted number of animals on your property for the term of the approval and if you adhere to the conditions of the approval.

Complete an Additional animal permit application and pay the fee. This fee is not refundable if the application is declined.

Council will assess the application and an inspection of the property may be conducted. Minimum standards and conditions for keeping animals are outlined on the application form.

You will be advised of the decision and conditions of approval in writing.

The approval is valid for a twelve-month period (1 October to 30 September) which expires on 30 September each year unless previously surrendered or cancelled.

This approval is not transferable to another person or property.

Additional animal permit application(PDF, 237KB)

3. Additional animal approval - Breeder premise

An Additional animal approval - Breeder premise allows you to keep a permitted number of animals on your property for the term of the approval and if you adhere to the conditions of the approval. A recognised breeder can apply to keep animals in excess of the number allowed in the local law. 

Complete an Additional animal permit application and pay the fee. This fee is not refundable if the application is declined. 

Council will assess the application and an inspection of the property may be conducted. Minimum standards and conditions for keeping animals are outlined on the application form.

You will be advised of the decision and conditions of approval in writing.

The approval is valid for a twelve-month period (1 October to 30 September) which expires on 30 September each year unless previously surrendered or cancelled.

This approval is not transferable to another person or property.

Additional animal permit application(PDF, 237KB)

4. Renewal of approval

Council will post a Renewal of additional animal approval form to the approval holder before expiration each year. This form must be completed and returned to Council, together with applicable supporting documentation before 30 September to renew the Additional animal approval.

5. Replacement of animals kept under the approval

Approval holders are permitted to replace an animal being held under an Additional animal approval permit, provided the number of animals being kept on the premises does not exceed the number approved on the permit.

6. Cancellation of the approval

If an approval is no longer required (request for cancellation) or if any circumstances relating to the approval should change, notification should be submitted to council in writing.