Keeping a horse

To keep a horse a minimum of 4000m2 is required to keep the horse. If your enquiry is in relation to a stable permit application please contact council’s Planning and Development department on 1300 MACKAY (622 529) for further information.

When keeping horses you must ensure:

  • all feed is to be stored in a vermin proof manner
  • the keeping of a horse must not cause a noise, odour or fly nuisance
  • the keeper must take all reasonable measures to effectively isolate the grazing behaviour of the horse from nearby properties (measures may include the construction of a fence).

Non-standard permits apply when you are:

  • racing or trotting stables
  • breeding horses for sale
  • boarding horses for a fee or rewards.

Selling of horses

A person wishing to sell a horse must register the animal for sale or alternately keep a register of all horses sold or otherwise disposed.

Register must include:

  • name and address of the new owner
  • full description of each horse sold or otherwise disposed
  • date of sale or disposal of each horse.

Please contact council on 1300 MACKAY (622 529) or for further details.