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Moving stock on a travelling stock reserve or public road? Make sure you get the correct permit

Western Local Land Services is reminding landholders of their legal obligation to have a permit for stock on Travelling Stock Reserves (TSR) and public roads.

Under the Local Land Services Act 2013, there are four types of stock permits:

  • travelling (walking) stock
  • TSR grazing stock
  • roadside grazing stock
  • routine stock movement.

Walking stock permits are used for travelling stock walking long distances from one region to another, or local stock to travel throughout a region.

TSR grazing stock permits are for landholders adjoining an enclosed TSR, for use over an extended period. Travelling stock are still permitted to access the TSR.

Roadside grazing stock permits are issued for short periods for specific sections of public road, in times of drought or for hazard reduction. These permits are normally issued to the adjoining landholder, as there are no watering facilities and stock must be returned to the property at night.

Routine stock movement permits apply to routine movements of stock between properties occupied by the same person and are issued annually.

Stock must only be out between sunrise and sunset and stock transported by truck need a Transported Stock Statement.

Western Local Land Services Officer, Kerryn Hart warned landholders there are serious consequences for those that operate without the appropriate permit.

“Permits are important for planning and biosecurity, and if you don’t have one, you can be fined. There is also the risk of liability in the event of an accident,” Ms Hart said.

Landholders can apply for a permit by contacting a Biosecurity Officer on 1300 795 299.

Further information regarding TSRs is on the Wesern LLS website or landholders can contact Ms Hart on (03) 5021 9401 or via email.


Media contact:
Charlie Whiteley, Western Local Land Services, 0428 679 974.