Permit to Keep Animals
Certain animals are restricted or prohibited in areas zoned other than rural.
In certain circumstances approval may be given to residents to keep restricted animals or numbers of animals.
An application for a permit to keep animals must be submitted to Council with the prescribed fees and supportive documentation. Please contact Council's Customer Service on 1300 763 903 for the required application form or visit one of our customer service offices at:
Innisfail Shire Hall, 70 Rankin Street
Tully Civic Centre, 38-40 Bryant Street
Cardwell Library, Balliol Street
Circumstances in which the keeping of an animal or animals requires approval:-
Dogs - More than one (1) dog on an allotment less than 450m².
More than two (2) dogs on any allotment above 450m² to 30 hectares.
More than five (5) dogs on any allotment above 30 hectares.
Cats - More than 2 cats on any allotment.
Poultry - More than six (6) poultry on any allotment 450 m² to 800 m²
More than nine (9) poultry on an allotment 800 m² to 2,000m²
More than twelve (12) poultry on an allotment 2,000m² to 10,000 m².
Birds - More than 10 birds on an allotment less than 800 m²
More than 30 birds on an allotment less than 4,000 m²
Noisy Birds - More than one (1) noisy bird on an allotment 800m² to 10,000m².
Stallions - One or more on any allotment above 10,000 m².
Pigs - More than four (4) pigs on an allotment more than 10,000m².
Bulls, Horses, donkeys, cows, and other animals of similar size - More than one (1) on an allotment 4,000m² to 10,000m².
Sheep - More than four (4) sheep on an allotment 2000m² to 10,000m²
Goats - More than two (2) goats on allotments 2,000m² to 4,000m².
Breeding of any animal - Cat - On any allotment
Dog - On any allotment
Horses - On any allotment less than 10,000m²
Cattle - On any allotment less than 10,000m².
Birds - On any allotment less than 2,000m².
Poultry - On any allotment less than 2,000m².
Sheep - On any allotment less than 10,000m².
Goats - On any allotment less than 10,000m².