Animals

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 m ²  to 800 m ²
    • More than nine (9) poultry on an allotment 800 m ²  to 2,000m ²
    • More than twelve (12) poultry on an allotment 2,000m ²  to 10,000 m >².
  • Birds - More than 10 birds on an allotment less than 800 m ²
    • 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 10,000m ².
  • Bulls, Horses, donkeys, cows, and other animals of similar size - More than one (1) on an allotment 4,000m ²  to 10,000m ².
  • 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.