Yes, your pet is welcome! But there are a few common-sense rules:

  • Dogs and cats can be kept provided your property has a separate, non-communal yard. It is your responsibility to ensure the yard is enclosed and kept clean, tidy and free of animal waste. You’ll need to make sure your pet does not damage the property or disturb the neighbours, otherwise you may be asked to remove the pet from the property.
  • Dogs and cats are not allowed in flats or apartments without a separate yard. You can keep other pets such as a caged bird or a fish.
  • Check with the local council about any specific rules for your suburb. Most local councils allow up to two dogs on a residential property, but this can vary.
  • Cats and dogs must be kept in accordance with relevant Act, Regulations and local government by-laws.

Important information

  • Communities will not install additional fences or gates to enclose a yard for a pet.
  • You are not allowed to keep any breed of dog listed in the Dog Regulations 2013:
    • ​​Dogo Argentino
    • Fila Brasileiro
    • Japanese Tosa
    • American Pit Bull Terrier
    • Pit Bull Terrier
    • Perro de Presa Canario
    • any other breed of dog the importation of which is prohibited absolutely by the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956
    • a dog that is a mix of 2 or more breeds, where one of the breeds is a restricted breed