According to the Traffic (Road Rules) Regulations 1999, the moving of livestock can only be undertaken during daylight hours (the period extending from 30 minutes after sunrise to 30 minutes before sunset). Stock cannot be led on a road at night except in the case of an emergency, or to lead the stock to or from a dairy. A person leading livestock at night must provide warning to other road users by means of a flashing or rotating amber light. (See Rule 364 of the Regulations)
The Local Government Act (1993) does not contain any provisions for when stock can be moved.