Keeping pets at home
Keeping pets at home is rewarding for you and your animals.
As a pet owner, you have a responsibility to keep the pet and the people around you safe and free from nuisance.
As a pet owner, you must:
register your cat or dog
only keep animals that are suitable for your property
only keep a number of animals or birds appropriate for your property
if appropriate, check with the body corporate to see if there are rules about keeping animals
keep your animals in clean and healthy conditions
take whatever steps necessary to avoid attracting vermin, creating offensive noise or odours, causing a drainage nuisance, or annoying your neighbours.
The number of animals you can keep
To keep our environment clean, healthy and safe we have introduced limits on the number of animals you can keep on your property.
Our keeping of animals policy contains more information about the animals you can keep on your property.
|Animal type||Maximum number|
|Horses and cattle||1|
|Sheep and goats||1|
As a Council it is our responsibility to:
residents and business can operate in a healthy and safe environment
set the rules and regulations that govern pet ownership in Bayside
Most animal complaints are resolved in cooperation with the animal's owner. If we can't resolve the complaint cooperatively, the Local Government Act 1993 allows us to issue an order to an animal owner that requires them to:
change the way they look after their animals
limit the number or type of animals on their property
stop them from owning an animal.