Under Wyndham City’s Community Amenity Local Law (2015) a permit is required when a property has more than the permitted amount of animals (e.g. More than 1 dog and 3 cats, more than 2 dogs and 2 cats etc.).


A key focus during the life of the Domestic Animal Management Plan is to increase the number of cats and dogs that are registered, microchipped and desexed.  With this in mind, a condition is placed on the Excess Animal permit that any additional animal must be desexed.

Application Form

Ensure all sections of the form are filled out or it cannot be processed and will be returned to the applicant.

Download the Permit Application Form

Application Fee: An application fee applies. This is a one off payment NOT an annual fee. This fee will only be required again if the applicant changes the conditions of their permit, moves address or increase the number of animals and may have to re-apply.

Animal Registrations

Confirm that all animals relating to this permit are registered.

Download an Animal Registration form

New Laws

There are new combinations of multiples for the number of animals allowed. Previously only 2 dogs or 2 cats were allowed.


A permit is required for:

  • More than 2 Dogs    
  • More than 3 Cats    
  • More than 2 Dogs and 2 Cats
  • More than 1 Dog and 3 Cats
  • More than 1 Dog and 3 Cats
  • More than 1 Dog and 1 Cat (Applicable to flats and units)
  • More than 10 Domestic Birds
  • More than 6 Poultry
  • More than 10 Pigeons
  • Some bird species that are very loud (cockatoos, galahs, parrots etc.)

Maximum number of cats or dogs allowed to be kept on residential land is 5 in total unless permitted under the planning scheme.


A permit is required for:

  • More than 4 Cats
  • More than 4 Dogs
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