Livestock Movement

There are specific rules about livestock and the use of public roads, which are explained here. 

Most of the time, livestock graze in fenced paddocks but occasionally they may need to be moved to graze on roadsides or moved from one paddock to another. When livestock are being moved across a public road, farmers must follow Council's local law:

  • All livestock must be effectively under control at all times when they’re being moved across and along the road.
  • The person driving the livestock is competent in the handling of livestock and takes all reasonable steps to minimise risk to other road users and damage to fences, roads and vegetation.
  • Signs which meet to VicRoads’ guidelines must be in place while livestock are being moved and then removed immediately once stock have left the road.
  • Stock must only be moved across or along a public road during daylight hours.
  • Any livestock deposits on any road or pavement which could cause a hazard to other road users must be removed as soon as possible.
  • The livestock are moved in the way set out in any guideline published by Council and available on Council’s website.

For more information please contact Council on 03 5355 0200 or see the VicRoads website here.

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