Animals allowed

Check one of the tables below to see how many animals you are permitted in non-rural, residential areas. If you want to have more you can apply for a permit to have extra animals.

Residential areas (not rural and not including flats and units)

Type Of Animal Maximum Number Permitted
(without permit)
Domestic Dog 2
Cat 2
Poultry 10
Domestic Birds 100
Domestic Mice 10
Domestic Rabbits 10
Domestic Fish No Maximum Limit
Turtles, Tortoise 4
Frogs No Maximum Limit
Pigeons 20
Ferrets 4
Geese 4
Guinea Pig 10

Please Note:  Roosters are not permitted in Urban Areas.



Flats and units

Type of animal Maximum number permitted
(without permit)
(Without Permit)
Domestic dog 1
Cat 1
Domestic bird 4
Domestic mice 4
Domestic rabbits 2
Domestic fish No max
Turtles, tortoise 2
Frogs No max
Ferrets 2
Guinea pig 2

Farm Animals

For information relating to Farm Animals please Visit Agriculture Victoria

Agriculture Victoria