The City of Port Phillip Local Law No. 1 Clause 23 specifies how many animals can live on a property without a permit. The number is different for different types of dwelling. You must have a multiple animal permit if you have more animals than the numbers specified below.
Applying for a multiple animal permit
All dogs and cats listed on the application must be registered prior to submitting an application.
There is a $70 administrative fee when you submit your application. Paying the fee does not guarantee permit approval. The application fee will not be refunded if the permit is refused.
The permit application will not be reviewed unless the permit application fee is paid.
Follow these steps to apply online:
- Register or log in using registration details
- Apply for a permit
- Select permit type
- Confirmation - Accept terms and conditions of use
- Summary - Attach any required documents
- Payment - Securely pay by credit card
Alternatively, you can submit a Multiple Animal Permit Application and Checklist (PDF 249 KB) form along with all required documents via email, post or in person. If your application is approved, the fee (if applicable) must be paid before the permit can be issued. Have your animal registration tag numbers handy as you'll need them to complete the application.
A card payment fee applies.
Private Bag No 3 PO
St Kilda Victoria 3182
Animal limits and dwelling types
|Type of animal||Houses - limits||Units, townhouses and flats - limits|
|Dogs over six months old||3||1|
|Dogs under six months old||4||1|
|Cats over three months old||2||1|
|Cats under three months old||4||1|
- You may keep hens. Roosters must not be kept or harboured due to the noise nuisance.
- Poultry or animal housing or a similar structure must be located on the property so that the amenity of the area or other premises is not affected by nuisance, noise or odour experienced because of proximity of the poultry or animal housing.
- An owner or occupier must not construct or use any poultry or animal housing on any property unless it has adequate roofing, drainage, is rodent proof and has a floor paved with impervious material.
- All poultry and animal housing must be maintained so that it does not cause a nuisance or offensive conditions or harbour vermin.