Horses and Livestock

It is the responsibility of the stock owner to contain livestock within property boundaries. 

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Serpentine Jarrahdale has a long and proud equestrian history. From trotting and the training of pacers, to pony clubs and polocrosse, there are many different types of equestrian activities supported within the Shire. We also have a range of bridle trails, set in our gorgeous natural bushland and close to a number of residential areas.

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

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 immediately report this to our Rangers team during business hours, after-hours please contact 000.

  • Rangers Services Team - *This number is monitored between 7am and 5pm Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays)

    Phone Work 9526 1136

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