three brown horses grazing in paddock with white fencing and trees behind them

The table below shows how many horses you can have on your property.

Property Size (square metres)

Without Animal keeping approval

With Animal keeping approval

0 to 2,000



2,001 to 4,000


Not applicable

4,001 to 30,000

2 plus 1 additional horse per 4,000 square metres (excluding stallions over 2 years old)

Not applicable


Up to 20 horses can be kept at a density of no greater than 1 per 4,000 square metres. No more than 2 stallions over 2 years old.

Not applicable

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 horses than an animal keeping approval allows. For more information please see Development in Logan.

Enclosure requirements

Preventing your horses 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

Stallions must have double fencing around the perimeter of their enclosure.

General requirements

As a responsible pet owner, you must make sure keeping the horses 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).