Specified Animal Permits

You may require a Specified Animal Permit for an animal or the amount of animals you wish to keep on your premise. 
To check whether you require a permit see the tabs to the left.

If you require a permit you will need to complete an Application for a Specified Animal Permit and lodge this with Council. An application fee is required to be paid on lodgement and, if applicable, all the animals must be currently registered with Livingstone Shire Council.

Upon receipt of the application a Local Law Officer will contact you to arrange an inspection of the premise to ensure it meets the criteria and is appropriate for keeping the animal/s.

Once approved, an annual permit will be issued. A licence fee is required to be paid yearly to renew the permit and an inspection will be conducted at this time.

Please visit our 2019/2020 Fees and Charges for fee amounts.
  1. Bees
  2. Greyhounds
  3. Livestock
  4. Birds
Species of animal Circumstances in which the keeping of bees require approval 
  • more than 2 hives on an allotment with an area between 400m2 and 1,000m2
  • more than 5 hives on an allotment with an area between 1,001m2 and 2,000m2 (see Code of Practice for Urban Bee Keeping in Queensland 1998)
 Minimum standards for keeping bees:
Each owner of, and responsible person for bees which are kept on premises must ensure that -
  • the bees are kept without nuisance; and
  • any beehive construction for the purpose of keeping the bees is not located within a radius of 10m of -
    • a residence on adjoining premises; or
    • a place used for the manufacture, preparation or storage of food intended for human consumption other than a domestic kitchen used solely for domestic purposes by the owner or responsible person for the bees; or
    • a place used for the storage of food (other than food kept in hermetically sealed packages); and
  • each beehive constructed for the purpose of keeping bees is adequately identified so that the owner's name, address and telephone number are readily ascertained; and 
  • if a code of practice for the keeping of bees has been approved by the local government - the bees are kept in accordance with the requirement of the code of practice.