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Maximum number of animals

The maximum number of animals you can keep without a permit will depend of the size of your land. To find out the size of your land, visit Your Property.

If you want to keep extra animals or livestock, you must apply for an Excess Animals and Livestock permit.

If your property is under 4000m2 (1 acre)

If your property is under 4000m2 (1 acre), you need an excess animals permit to keep more than:

  • 2 dogs
  • 2 cats
  • 6 poultry (duck, geese, peacock, pheasant, turkey, guinea fowl, female chicken, and any other edible bird over the age of 12 weeks. Does not include a rooster)
  • 5 large birds (pigeon, cockatoo or other bird of similar or larger size of any age. Does not include poultry)
  • 20 small birds (budgerigar, canary, finch or other similar size or smaller bird)
  • 5 rabbits
  • 8 guinea pigs or ferrets

If your property is over 4000m2 (1 acre)

If your property is over 4000m2 (1 acre), you need an excess animals permit to keep more than:

  • 4 dogs
  • 4 cats
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