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Pet Limits

Council is responsible for ensuring animals are safe and are kept by their owners to the standard set out in Local Law 3.23 – Keeping Animals.  Under this law, owners are required to keep animals within the perimeters described below for any particular animal.

Type of Animal Maximum Allowed
Dogs 2
Cats 2
Poultry (not including roosters) 10
Domestic Birds 100
Domestic Mice 10
Guinea Pigs 6
Ferrets 4
Domestic Rabbits 4
Domestic Fish No limit
Domestic Turtles, Tortoises, Frogs No limit
Sheep 1
Goats Nil

The offspring of any dog or cat lawfully kept will be exempt for a period of 12 weeks after their birth.

Special Permit

If you feel that there are special circumstances in regards to your individual situation that sit outside of the above regulations, you will need to apply in writing for a special permit. Once the request is received, the Ranger will assess the appropriateness of the request and respond to the request within 10 working days.  This will entail a visit to your home and contacting neighbours in order to gather information about your individual situation.

Further Information

If you would like any further information about the keeping animals, please call City Assist for further information on 03 5559 4800 or visit us at 25 Liebig Street, Warrnambool.

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