Keeping Animals

The following policy seeks to:

- Balance the rights of property owners and the rights of others to enjoy their own property free from external impacts of nuisance

- Ensure that animals kept on residential land are not in unhealthy or unsafe conditions and that they are:

  • of an appropriate kind
  • in appropriate numbers and
  • maintained in satisfactory conditions

- Ensure that animals do not cause a nuisance to others


For information on the number of allowed animals and how to house them read:

Local Orders Policy - Keeping of Animals 2021 - 2024(PDF, 211KB)

Animals included in the policy:

  • cats
  • dogs
  • poultry (chickens, roosters, peafowl, turkey, pheasants, guinea fowl, peacocks, geese)
  • pigeons
  • birds
  • rabbits
  • ducks
  • livestock (horses, donkeys, cattle)
  • sheep
  • goats
  • alpacas
  • pigs
  • fish
  • bees
  • foxes
  • ferrets
  • rats
  • mice
  • guinea pigs