Horse keeping permissions: If there is more than one horse per three hectares (ha) of land used for horse-keeping, then a development application may be required by your local council to gain approval. Each local Council’s Development Plan will set out horse-keeping rules. The South Australian government has launched a Planning Portal. The portal will provide what policies apply to an address or development at an address. Horse keeping may require development approval.

Property Identification Codes (PIC) support biosecurity management, emergency and natural disaster response and assist to maintain the health of all livestock and horses in South Australia, each eligible property is required to register with Biosecurity SA. Registration is mandatory in South Australia for all properties with one livestock or more, e.g. horse, alpaca, sheep. Visit Biosecurity SA for more information.

Case studies: Download 'Changing up the way we keep horses' and 'Pinery Horses'