Cattle, donkey and mules

four friesian cows leaning on fence in their grass paddock

The table below shows how many cattle, donkey and/or mules you can have on your property.

Animal type

Property size (square metres)

Without Animal keeping approval

With Animal keeping approval

Cattle

0 to 2,000

0

0

2,001 to 4,000

1 (except bulls)

1 (except bulls)

4,001 to 40,000

1 per 4,000 square metres

Up to 20, with no more than 1 per 4,000 square metres

Donkeys and mules

0 to 2,000

0

0

2,001 to 4,000

1 (except entire male donkeys or mules)

1 (except entire male donkeys or mules)

4,001 to 40,000

1 per 4,000 square metres

Up to 20, with no more than 1 per 4,000 square metres

Animals are not counted until they are 12 months old.

To apply for an Animal keeping approval, please see Animal keeping local laws and permits.

You may need a development approval if you want to keep more animals than an animal keeping approval allows. For more information please see Development in Logan.

Enclosure requirements

Preventing your animals from wandering is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. Enclosures should be in a clean and tidy condition at all times.

Enclosures must not be:

  • within 10 metres of a neighbouring dwelling
  • within 10 metres of any premises operated for the purposes of the manufacture, preparation, storage or sale of food for human consumption
  • within 2 metres of the boundary of the property

General requirements

As a responsible pet owner, you must make sure that keeping the animals does not cause:

  • a build-up of animal faeces
  • breeding or harbouring of flies or vermin
  • damage to property
  • harm to human health or safety
  • nuisance
  • disruption to a neighbour’s enjoyment

For more information about Animal Keeping Local Laws, please visit Local Law No. 4 (Animal Management) 2002, or Subordinate Local Law No. 4.1 (Animal Management) 2002 (PDF 474 KB).