Ō herenga ā-ture ina tiaki kararehe pāmu koe
Your legal responsibilities when keeping livestock
You should know
- the animal does not cause a nuisance to any other person
- the animal does not cause a risk to public health and safety
- you meet the welfare needs of the animal (including fresh kai and water, shelter, and exercise)
- you keep the animal in suitable accommodation.
If you do not comply with a bylaw, you risk being convicted and fined $500 and, in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine up to $20,000.
Impounding of livestock
If we find or get a report of livestock wandering on the road, we may impound it. You must pay a fee before we can release impounded livestock.
For impounding fees, see Get your impounded animal back.
|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|
|Check if you can keep livestock on your property||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/keeping-other-animals/keeping-livestock-animals/Pages/check-if-you-can-keep-livestock-on-your-property.aspx||Check if you can keep livestock on your property||Find out where you can keep livestock and the rules that cover keeping livestock in urban and rural areas.||aspx||Animals
|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|