Whether kept as pets, for semi-commercial enterprise, or as a primary production occupation, keeping livestock can be a very rewarding experience. It is important to limit stock wandering off property as they can potentially cause serious accidents on our roads. It’s vital that we work together to make our roads as safe as possible for all motorists.
It’s the landowner’s responsibility to keep all stock securely confined and to ensure that their paddocks have adequate fencing. Owners and occupiers of grazing properties are liable for any damage or injuries that may occur as a result of stock wandering outside the property boundary.
Failure to securely confine stock could result in animals being impounded. Impound costs and additional penalties may be incurred.
The Shire may also issue a fencing notice on property owners which requires fencing to be improved to a required standard to ensure stock is securely contained.
If you see stray livestock on verges or reserves, please immediately report this to our Rangers team during business hours, after-hours please contact 9083 1533. This number is monitored between 7am and 5pm Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays).