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Keeping Animals

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An owner or occupier of property must not keep or allow to be kept without a permit, a greater number of each type of animal other than as displayed in the list below.

Should a lawfully kept animal bear offspring, the litter will be exempt from the below laws for 12 weeks.

If you are unsure as to your property zoning, you may obtain a free online Property Report.

Obtaining a Permit to Keep Animals

For information on how to apply for a permit please visit the Local Laws Permits page.

State and Commonwealth Legislation

Certain animals are bound by State and Commonwealth legislation in regards to the amount that can be kept on a property.

Further details are available from the Agriculture Victoria website.

Cats

Farming Zone: 4 Maximum
Rural Living Zone:
4 Maximum
Multi-Dwelling/Flat Lot (Area less than 400 sq/m):
1 Maximum
Other Zone:
2 Maximum

Dogs

Farming Zone: 5 Maximum
Rural Living Zone:
3 Maximum
Multi-Dwelling/Flat Lot (Area less than 400 sq/m):
1 Maximum
Other Zone:
2 Maximum

Domestic Birds

Farming Zone: No Maximum Limit
Rural Living Zone:
No Maximum Limit
Multi-Dwelling/Flat Lot (Area less than 400 sq/m):
No Maximum Limit
Other Zone:
No Maximum Limit

Domestic Fish

Farming Zone: No Maximum Limit
Rural Living Zone:
No Maximum Limit
Multi-Dwelling/Flat Lot (Area less than 400 sq/m):
No Maximum Limit
Other Zone:
No Maximum Limit

Domestic Mice

Farming Zone: No Maximum Limit
Rural Living Zone:
No Maximum Limit
Multi-Dwelling/Flat Lot (Area less than 400 sq/m):
2 Maximum
Other Zone:
10 Maximum

Domestic Rabbits

Farming Zone: No Maximum Limit
Rural Living Zone:
No Maximum Limit
Multi-Dwelling/Flat Lot (Area less than 400 sq/m):
1 Maximum
Other Zone:
2 Maximum

Domestic Turtles, Frogs, Tortoises etc.

Farming Zone: No Maximum Limit
Rural Living Zone:
No Maximum Limit
Multi-Dwelling/Flat Lot (Area less than 400 sq/m):
No Maximum Limit
Other Zone:
No Maximum Limit

Ferrets

Farming Zone: 10 Maximum
Rural Living Zone:
10 Maximum
Multi-Dwelling/Flat Lot (Area less than 400 sq/m):
Not Permitted
Other Zone:
2 Maximum

Goats

Farming Zone: In accordance with State and Commonwealth legislation
Rural Living Zone:
In accordance with State and Commonwealth legislation
Multi-Dwelling/Flat Lot (Area less than 400 sq/m):
Not Permitted
Other Zone:
Permit Required

Guinea Pigs

Farming Zone: No Maximum Limit
Rural Living Zone:
No Maximum Limit
Multi-Dwelling/Flat Lot (Area less than 400 sq/m):
2 Maximum
Other Zone:
2 Maximum

Horses/Donkeys etc.

Farming Zone: In accordance with State and Commonwealth legislation
Rural Living Zone:
In accordance with State and Commonwealth legislation
Multi-Dwelling/Flat Lot (Area less than 400 sq/m):
Not Permitted
Other Zone:
Permit Required

Livestock

Farming Zone: In accordance with State and Commonwealth legislation
Rural Living Zone:
In accordance with State and Commonwealth legislation
Multi-Dwelling/Flat Lot (Area less than 400 sq/m):
Not Permitted
Other Zone:
Permit Required

Other Agricultural Animals (Not listed)

Farming Zone: In accordance with State and Commonwealth legislation
Rural Living Zone:
In accordance with State and Commonwealth legislation
Multi-Dwelling/Flat Lot (Area less than 400 sq/m):
Not permitted
Other Zone:
Not permitted

Pigs

Farming Zone: In accordance with State and Commonwealth legislation
Rural Living Zone:
In accordance with State and Commonwealth legislation
Multi-Dwelling/Flat Lot (Area less than 400 sq/m):
Not Permitted
Other Zone:
Not Permitted

Poultry

Farming Zone: Unrestricted
Rural Living Zone:
20 Maximum
Multi-Dwelling/Flat Lot (Area less than 400 sq/m):
1 Maximum
Other Zone:
10 Maximum

Roosters

Farming Zone: Unrestricted
Rural Living Zone:
1 Maximum
Multi-Dwelling/Flat Lot (Area less than 400 sq/m):
0
Other Zone:
Permit Required

Sheep

Farming Zone: In accordance with State and Commonwealth legislation
Rural Living Zone:
In accordance with State and Commonwealth legislation
Multi-Dwelling/Flat Lot (Area less than 400 sq/m):
Not Permitted
Other Zone:
Permit Required

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This page was last published on: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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