Number of Animals Permitted

A man walking dogs at Victoria ParkThe following restrictions on how many animals can be kept apply in Yarra: 

Animal type

Number per house

Number per unit or flat

Dogs

2 (over six months old)
4 (under six months old)

1 (over six months old)
3 (under six months old)

Cats

2 (over three months old)
4 (under three months old)

1 (over six months old)
3 (under six months old)

Birds

5

2

Poultry

5

nil

Reptiles

2

nil

Ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits, mice

2

nil

Coldwater and tropical gold fish

unlimited

unlimited

Permits

A permit will be required if you keep more than the number of permitted animals as shown on the table above. To apply for a permit, please fill in the application form below (available as a Word Document or PDF):

docx format Excess animal permit application (52.57 KB)

A permit is required to help protect the health of pets and prevent inconvenience to your neighbours. To find out if you need to obtain a permit, please contact Council's Compliance Branch on 9205 5166.


Further information
Compliance Branch

9205 5166
info@yarracity.vic.gov.au

 

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