Horses and Livestock
It is the responsibility of the stock owner to contain livestock within property boundaries.
The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is one of the best regions for horse enthusiasts and has extensive facilities to cater for the equine industry and recreational horse riders.
Useful Information to Assist in Applications for Horses / Stables
Whether kept as pets, for semi-commercial enterprise, or as a primary production occupation, keeping livestock can be a very rewarding experience. We aim to preserve the rural character of Serpentine Jarrahdale, and have some information available to promote good stocking practices and land management for livestock properties.
Wandering livestock can 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. Impoundment 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 report this to our Rangers team immediately.
Rangers Services Team
Phone Work 9526 1136