We aim to provide a balanced approach between the rights of people to keep animals (excluding dogs), poultry and bees and the rights of the public to be free of annoyance or nuisance such as excessive noise, smell or health risks in our urban areas through our Animals Bylaw 2017.
The following information is an overview of the requirements for keeping animals, bees and poultry in urban areas.
Note: Animal owners are required under the Animal Welfare Act 1999 to provide for the physical, health and behavioural needs of their animals, including food, water, shelter and exercise.
There are some specific restrictions about the keeping of poultry in urban areas. They are:
Stock means cattle, deer, llamas, alpacas, donkeys, mules, horses, sheep, goats, pigs and any other animal kept in captivity, or farmed, and dependant on humans for their care and sustenance.
There are some specific restrictions in the keeping of stock in urban areas.
Use our online forms to report animal issues, dispute an infringement or object to a dog classification.
Report an issue
You can use our online form for animal enquiries.
Phone: 09 430 4200