Landholders can apply to graze (agist) stock on roadsides adjacent to their property in times of drought. Landholders may also make application to travel stock on stock routes and other roads at any time.
Roadsides may only be grazed if an agistment permit has been issued by Council. It is an offence to graze stock on roadsides without a permit and landholders may be liable for any accidents stock grazing illegally may cause.
State legislation states that agistment permits may only be issued by Council when the region is drought declared. Permits may be issued for a maximum of 28 days. An extension of a further 28 days can be sought, but then a permit cannot be issued over the same land for a three month period to allow pasture to recover.
Travelling stock permits
A person may apply to Council to travel stock on stock routes and other roads within the SDRC area. It is an offence to travel stock on stock routes and other roads without a permit and landholders may be liable for any accidents stock travelling illegally may cause.
How do I apply for a permit?
Contact Council to apply for an agistment or travel permit.
Before applying, please refer to the additional State Government website (Department of Environment, land and water) information on fees and other requirements.
I’ve seen stock grazing on a road. What do I do?
If you have seen stock grazing on a road and believe it is either unsafe or unlawful, please report it to Council immediately so action can be taken.