How many animals can I keep?

There are restrictions on the number of animals you can keep on a property, in accordance with Local Law 17

If you have more that 2 dogs and/or 2 cats on your property you need to apply for an excess animal permit.

Maximum permitted animals without a permit
Type of animal Land less than 1000m2 Land less than or equal to 4000m2 Land greater than 4000m2
Dogs 2 2 4
Cats 2 2 4
Large birds 5 5 Not limited by this local law
Chicken and other poultry 5 5 Not limited by this local law
Roosters Not permitted Not permitted Not limited by this local law
Livestock Not permitted Not limited by this local law Not limited by this local law
Maximum total of animals of any kind 20 20 Not limited by this local law

The following are not counted: any large bird or poultry less than 12 weeks old, any dog or cat that is less than 3 months old. The Cardinia Shire Planning Scheme may also impact your right to keep and use animals on land.