Animal permit conditions (other than cats and dogs)

You should be familiar with the conditions of your permit relating to animals other than dogs or cats.

Conditions that must or may ordinarily be imposed on permits are listed below:

Conditions Acceptable measures
1 At all times comply with the Domestic Animals Act 1994.

City of Greater Geelong Neighbourhood Amenity Local Law 2014.
The activity must comply with all Acts, regulations, Codes of Practice, Local Law and standards applicable to keeping animals.
2 Animals are prevented from escaping the keepers’ premises.
  • All enclosures, fences, structures or buildings on the premises should be adequate to prevent the animals from escaping the premises and maintained to a satisfactory standard; and
3 The activity does not adversely impact on community health or safety.
  • Remove animal excrement and other offensive matters regularly and dispose of it in an approved manner; and  
  • Not cause an odour, or dust nuisance likely to impact on the neighbouring premises.
  • Holders of approvals should respect the rights of other property owners and not allow an animal to emit noise to an extent that it becomes a nuisance to occupiers of adjoining properties.
4 The activity must comply with all Acts, regulations, Codes of Practice, Local Law and standards applicable to keeping animals
  • Not keep more than the permitted number of animals on the premises; and
  • Permit remains current with the City of Greater Geelong; and
  • The animals have appropriate food, housing, shelter, veterinary care at all times; and
  • Animal owner not be subject to a justifiable complaint concerning the behaviour of the animals; and
  • The animals are not used for breeding purposes unless approved under the permit; and
  • An animal once sold, given away or is deceased, shall not be replaced unless approved by and authorised officer.
  • Should there be non-compliance with any of the permit conditions Council may review the continuation of the permit.




Page last updated: Monday, 18 February 2019

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