How many animals can I keep?
Keeping excess animals
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.
|Type of animal||Land less than 1000m2||Land less than or equal to 4000m2||Land greater than 4000m2|
|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.