The table below outlines the number of each animal type that can be kept on a residential property without a permit.
The total number of cats and dogs with permit must not exceed 5 in a residential zone.
You must ensure that the animals do not create a nuisance or danger to neighbours or other people.
|Animal Type||Multi Unit Property||All Other Areas (except farming area)|
|Poultry (includes fowls, bantams, pheasants, ducks, geese)||Not permitted||5|
|Free flying pigeons||Not Permitted||0|
|Guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters||2||4|
|Other animals (including: cattle, horse, goat, swine, pig, ostrich, sheep, and any other agricultural animal)||Not permitted||0 (Residential)/10 (Rural living zone)|
The information above does not apply where animals are kept with a planning permit or where a Wildlife Licence has been obtained in accordance with the Wildlife Regulations 2013.