Livestock includes animals such as cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, camels, goats, deer, llamas etc. To keep livestock in Ipswich City Council you need to follow the local laws and meet the minimum standards.
To keep livestock you need a minimum of 800m2 of unencumbered land (land free of buildings and dams) for each animal.
A permit is required to keep livestock unless your property is zoned rural under Council’s Planning Scheme and has a minimum of 4000m2.
For more information, contact Council on (07) 3810 6666.
All livestock owners in Ipswich must comply with the minimum standards in accordance with Local Law No. 6 (Animal Management) 2013, regardless of whether they require a permit or not:
The same standard conditions apply to the keeping of miniature breeds of these varieties of animals, however Council's fencing guidelines reflect the smaller sizes of these animals. For further information, contact Council on (07) 3810 6666.
If you believe there are excess livestock on a property, contact Council on (07) 3810 6666 with location and address of the property and number of livestock kept.
It is important not to forget your animals during an emergency or disaster event. For more information see Caring for Animals in an Emergency. For a handy and downloadable checklist, check out the Pet Emergency Plan.