Animal permits

You may require an animal permit or planning permit to keep an animal. The permit you require will depend on the type of animal, how many you want to keep and where you live. 

Apply for an animal permit

You don't need an animal permit if:

  • You intend to keep 2 or less dogs and cats

  • You intend to keep poultry (such as chickens and ducks). You must comply with the General Provisions Local Law Part 15 - Animals. If you do not comply, you may be required to remove your poultry.

You do need a permit if:

  • You intend to keep more than two dogs or two cats

  • You intend to keep a rooster, goose, turkey, peafowl, cockatoo or galah or any other bird that is not a domestic bird on a residential premises (less than 4000 square metres in area).

  • You intend to keep a farm animal on a residential premises (less than 4000 square metres in area). Find out more about farm animals in the General Provisions Local Law(PDF, 555KB)