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City of Greater Dandenong Animal Management

City of Greater Dandenong Animal Management

Number of Animals

On a residential property that is less that half a hectare in size, the maximum number of animals (per type), which can be kept without an excess animal permit is:

Type of animal

Maximum number allowed without a permit

Dogs

2

Cats

2

Ferrets, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits or Rodents

8

Birds (all poultry, except roosters)*

20

Roosters**

0

*A maximum of 10 birds is allowed on land that is less than 400 square metres in size.

**Roosters cannot be kept on land that is less than 400 square metres in size. Properties between 400-5000 square metres require a permit to have a rooster.

No livestock can be kept on land that is less than half a hectare (5000 square metres) in size. 


Excess animals permits

To keep additional animals, you need to complete an application for an excess animal permit form and return with payment in person or via post, fax or email.

The permit costs $39 (pension card holders can receive a 50% discount).

The fee is for the lifetime of the animals on the permit; it does not need to be renewed annually.

Consent of all ajoining neighbours is required. A local laws officer might visit your property or contact you for additional information.


Changing the number of animals

If you need to increase the number of animals a new application for an excess animal permit needs to be completed.

If the number of animals you have decreases you don't need to complete a new permit, simply contact us so we can update your records.


Permit conditions

  • All animals must be kept in a clean and sanitary manner
  • Animals must not cause a nuisance or be offensive to your neighbours
  • May also have specific requirements about where and how animals are housed