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Check if you can keep livestock on your property
The rules for where you can keep livestock can differ between rural and urban areas.
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.
Keeping livestock in a rural area
You may keep and farm livestock on private rural property. There are no restrictions on the number of animals you can keep.
To keep livestock, you need to understand:
- responsible animal ownership
- the welfare needs of the animals, including kai, water, shelter and exercise
- the type of properties suitable for keeping stock animals.
Keeping livestock in an urban area
Depending on the size and suitability of your property, you need to consider:
- type of stock you want to keep
- waste disposal controls, particularly for pigs
- how to limit potential nuisances.
Number of animals you can keep in an urban area
You can keep a limited number of animals in an urban area without an animal management licence.
If you want to keep more animals, you will need to apply for an animal management licence.
This table shows the number of stock that you can keep in an urban area without a licence.
|Apply for an animal management licence||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/keeping-other-animals/apply-for-an-animal-management-licence||Apply for an animal management licence||Find whether you need an animal management licence, what you'll need to apply, and apply and pay for your licence online, in person, or by post.||Guide||aspx||Animals
|Animal Management Bylaw 2015||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/bylaws/Pages/animal-management-bylaw.aspx||Animal Management Bylaw 2015||This bylaw promotes responsible animal ownership, including minimising impact on neighbours, the public and preventing damage.||aspx||Bylaw|
|Report wandering and missing livestock||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/keeping-other-animals/keeping-livestock-animals/Pages/report-wandering-and-missing-livestock.aspx||Report wandering and missing livestock||How to report missing or lost livestock sighted on state highways and Auckland motorways.||aspx||Animals
|Slaughtering animals and disposing of animal remains||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/keeping-other-animals/keeping-livestock-animals/Pages/slaughtering-animals-and-disposing-of-animal-remains.aspx||Slaughtering animals and disposing of animal remains||Rules on the slaughter of livestock and poultry and information on how to dispose of animal remains. ||aspx|
|Where livestock can graze||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/keeping-other-animals/keeping-livestock-animals/Pages/where-livestock-can-graze.aspx||Where livestock can graze||What you'll need to graze your livestock on public parks or road reserves.||aspx|
|Your legal responsibilities when keeping livestock||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/keeping-other-animals/keeping-livestock-animals/Pages/your-legal-responsibilities-when-keeping-livestock.aspx||Your legal responsibilities when keeping livestock||The legal responsibilities (under the Animal Management 2015 bylaw) that must be fulfilled when keeping livestock.||aspx||Animals