Keeping other or additional animals


Council’s By-law limits cat ownership to two cats per property. We encourage anyone with a cat to ensure it is desexed, wears identification (name and phone number) and is kept on your property so it prevents breeding freely and hurting local native wildlife. Although legislation does not make it compulsory for you to identify your cat, if it is not wearing identification it could be trapped and removed as a stray.

For more information on responsible cat ownership, please visit the Good Cat website.


Guidelines are in place for the keeping of poultry to prevent rodent infestations, odours and any risks to health from occurring in the community. If these conditions do occur, Council can take legal action under the Public & Environmental Health Act 1987. 

Download the guidelines: Poultry Guidelines 2016(472 kb)

Additional pets/animals

By limiting the number of cats and dogs that can be kept on premises and to provide for the control and management of cats and dogs in the Council’s area.

You will need a permit if you want to:

  • Keep more than 2 dogs*
  • Keep more than 2 domestic cats

*If your application relates to dogs they first need to be registered.

You must apply for a permit to keep additional animals here: Application for a Permit to keep Additional Animals

For further information and advice on keeping animals on your property, or if you are ever unsure, please contact us on 8256 0333, or email



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