For many people, pets are an important member of a family and can be beneficial to mental and physical health.

Most of our customers are allowed to have pets living at their home, except people living in our Foyers and those who have a restriction in their lease or covenant. We’ll let you know if this applies to you.

We have to make sure all pets are only kept in places that are suitable for them, are cared for and kept in a way that doesn’t disrupt the neighbours. If we become concerned the number of pets you have is causing a problem, we’ll talk to you about this.

If you want to have a pet, you’ll need to register it with us before getting it. Before completing the registration form, please read the information below about what pets you can and can’t have.

Animals you can keep as pets

  • Most cats and dogs (see what you aren't allowed below)
  • Small animals such as rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs
  • Small birds
  • Fish
  • Registered guide dogs

Animals you can’t keep as pets

  • Certain types of poisonous snakes, spiders, primates and monkeys*
  • Any type of bird of prey such as kestrel, owl, or buzzard*
  • Pit Bull Terriers*
  • Japanese Tosa*
  • Fila Brasileiro*
  • Dogo Argentino*
  • Wild animals and non-domestic animals
  • Livestock

*It's against the law to keep these animals under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 and the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

If your pet disrupts other residents and you don’t take action to resolve this, we may have to take action and this could mean asking you to remove your pet(s).

Pet registration form >