Approval to Keep Poultry, Pigeons and Other Birds - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to keep poultry or pigeons in a residential zone.

No more than 12 poultry and 12 pigeons may be kept on a premises in a residential zone. If you are a member of a poultry or pigeon club you may keep up to 100 birds on a premises in a residential zone.

The permission of the Council is also required to keep roosters, geese, turkeys or peafowls on any land other than land in a rural or a rural residential zone.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must:

  • Specify the number of poultry or pigeons you propose to keep; and
  • Provide a site plan showing lot size, location of enclosure, distance from boundaries and buildings and proximity to houses on adjoining land.

The Council may also conduct public consultation with your neighbours before considering your application.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.



Application for Approval to Keep of Poultry, Pigeons and Other Birds - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

City of Karratha

Act(s) name

Health Act 1911 (Western Australia)

Local law(s) name

Animals, Environment and Nuisance Local Law 2012

Contact details

Environmental Health Officer, Environmental Health Services
City of Karratha

Operating address:
Lot 1083 Welcome Road
WA 6714
Mailing address:
PO BOX 219
Karratha, Western Australia 6714


08 9186 8555


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