Keeping Animals

An owner or occupier of property must not, without a permit, keep or allow to be kept, more than 4 different kinds of animals on any one property at any time, nor keep or allow to be kept any more in number for each kind of animal, than as set out in the following table:

Type of animal

Maximum number
allowed in residential areas

 

Dogs

2

 

Cats

4

 

Poultry

12 hens only (No roosters)

 

Domestic Birds

20

 

Large Birds

2 (excluding Peacocks)

Pigeons

Permit Required

 

Domestic Rabbits

2

 

Horses/Donkeys

Permit Required

 

Cattle

Permit Required

 

Sheep

Permit Required

 

Goats

Permit Required

 

Pigs

not permitted

 

Other agricultural animals

not permitted

 

People wishing to keep more animals than those set out in the above table must apply to Council in writing stating how many animals are to be kept and the purpose for which the animals are to be kept.

The applicant must also obtain the written consent of immediate neighbours to the permit application.

For further information please contact the Ranger on 02 60281100.

Municipal Pound

For all enquiries relating to impounded dogs and cats, contact the Indigo Shire Council Ranger during business hours 0407 201 002.  To view impounded dogs and cats that are in the pound please follow the link http://www.wodonga.vic.gov.au/council/services/animal/lost/index.htm

For impounded livestock and or other animals please contact the Ranger for more details.

Animal pound release fee

Cat/dog

          $94.50

Sheep, pig and goats

          $45.00

Horse, Cattle, Deer, Alpacas, Camels, Giraffe and Moose                             

          $94.50

Birds                                  

          $45.00

Charge for daily sustenance while impounded

Cat and dog per day

          $10.50

Sheep, pig and goats

          $4.70

Horse, Cattle, Deer, Alpacas, Camels                          

          $10.50

Last updated: 05 March 2014