Additional animals

You can keep a limited number of animals on your property.

The limits are set to help protect the health of pets and inconvenience to your neighbours.

Type of animal Maximum allowed in a house Maximum allowed in a flat/unit
Dogs (over 3 months old) 2 2
Dogs (under 3 months old) 4 4
Cats (over 3 months old)  2 2
Cats (under 3 months old) 4 4
Budgerigars, canaries and finches 50 5
Pigeons 10 Not permitted
Other birds 2 Not permitted
Poultry* 10 Not permitted
Reptiles 10 5
Ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits or mice 8 2
Cold water and tropical fish Unlimited Unlimited

*Roosters are not permitted under any circumstances.

If you want to apply for a permit to keep more animals than specified in the above table, you will need to submit an extra animals permit (pdf, 99kb) at a cost of $32.50* for the 2017-2018 registration year.

Last updated: Friday, 23 June 2017, 7:58 PM