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1. Check if you need an animal management licence

​You need an animal management licence if you live in an urban area and want to keep more animals than listed in this table:

​Type of stock​Property smaller than 2000m²​Property larger than 2000m²
​Cattle​0​0
​Chickens​6​12
​Deer​0​0
​Donkeys​0​0
​Ducks​0​6
​Geese​0​6
​Goats​0​0
​Horses​0​0
​Llamas​0​0
​Peacocks​0​0
​Peahens​0​6
​Pheasants​0​6
​Pigs​0​0
​Ponies​0​0
​Quail​6​12
​Roosters​0​0
​Sheep​0​0
​Swans​0​0

Our tip

The Auckland Unitary Plan determines whether your property is in an urban or rural area.

If you’re not sure whether your property is in an urban or rural area, contact us to find out.