Keeping Animals other than Dogs

This page outlines the bylaw on the keeping of animals other than dogs in Porirua City.

The keeping of animals other than dogs in Porirua City is controlled by the Porirua City Council General Bylaw 1991 Part 7.

The bylaw allows for the keeping of animals in the district and ensures that there are controls in place to manage any health or nuisance issues.

Owners responsibilities

Persons keeping animals whether permanent or temporary must:

  • Keep the animal under control at all times and restrained within the boundaries of the property.
  • Ensure that the animal does not create a nuisance.

Prohibited areas

Pigs, goats, roosters, cockerels or similar crowing animals are not permitted in or within 100 metres of the City Centre or Suburban Zones under the Porirua District Plan.

Poultry, sheep and rabbits are not permitted in or within 100 metres of the City Zone. Authorised pet shops, animal boarding houses or similar animal service premises are exempt from this rule.

The keeping of pigs and bees in Porirua City requires a Council permit.

Offences and penalties

Breaching the Keeping of Animals Bylaw carries a penalty under the Local Government Act 2002 and/or the Health Act 1956.

If you are convicted of an offence against a bylaw, you may be fined up to $20,000.

Links to more animal information

Legislation:

Porirua City Council links:

External Websites: