Depending on what animals you want to keep and where you live, you may need an animal permit and/or a planning permit.
You don't need an animal permit
- To keep up to two dogs and cats
- 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.
When do I need a permit?
- To keep more than two dogs or two cats
- 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).
- 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 2012 (PDF, 555KB).
Apply for a one year Animal Permit (DOCX, 166KB) or to find out if you also need a planning permit talk to a planner.
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