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Residential Animal Restrictions

Excess animals permits

To keep additional animals, you need to complete an application for an excess animal permit form.

Consent of all adjoining neighbours is required. A local laws officer might visit your property or contact you for additional information.

  • Take your completed application form and all relevant documentation in person to a Council Customer Service Centre
  • Email to council@cgd.vic.gov.au
  • Return the completed application form and all relevant documentation to: 

    City of Greater Dandenong
    PO Box 200
    DANDENONG VIC 3175
Name Pensioner fee Standard fee Description
Excess animals permits $42 $84

The fee is for the lifetime of the animals on the permit; it does not need to be renewed annually.

Permit conditions

  • All animals must be kept in a clean and sanitary manner
  • Animals must not cause a nuisance or be offensive to your neighbours
  • May also have specific requirements about where and how animals are housed
Number of Animals allowed without a permit
Type Maximum number
Dogs 2
Cats 2
Ferrets, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits or Rodents 8
Birds (all poultry, except roosters)* 20
Roosters** 0

A maximum of 10 birds is allowed on land that is less than 400 square metres in size.

**Roosters cannot be kept on land that is less than 400 square metres in size. Properties between 400-5000 square metres require a permit to have a rooster.

No livestock can be kept on land that is less than half a hectare (5000 square metres) in size. 

Changing the number of animals

If you need to increase the number of animals a new application for an excess animal permit needs to be completed.

If the number of animals you have decreases you don't need to complete a new permit, simply contact Council's Customer Service so we can update your records.

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