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

Service summary

You may require this approval if you intend to keep poultry, pigeons or other birds on your property. Poultry includes fowls, peafowls, turkeys, geese and ducks.

Whether this approval is required may vary according to the zoning of your property. Approval is often required in land zoned as residential. Your Council may also prohibit the keeping of certain kinds of birds in certain areas. Limitations may also apply to the number of birds that you are allowed to keep on your property.

You may be required to keep your poultry in a structure or enclosure that meets Council specifications.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Conditions for keeping poultry:

  • No poultry shall be kept less than 9 metres from a residential building or within 15 metres of a public street or place; and
  • All poultry shall be housed in a secure structure, which needs to be maintained to a clean condition.

Conditions for keeping pigeons:

  • All pigeons shall be kept in a properly constructed loft except where registered homing pigeons are freed for exercise; and
  • No pigeon shall be kept less than 9 metres from a residential building or within 15 metres of a public street or place.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

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

Other resources

Administering agency

City of Gosnells

Act(s) name

Health Act 1911 (Western Australia)

Local law(s) name

Animals, Environment and Nuisance Local Law 2009

Health Local Laws 1999

Contact details

Ranger, Ranger Services
City of Gosnells


Operating address:
2120 Albany Highway
Gosnells
WA 6110
Mailing address:
PO BOX 662
Gosnells, Western Australia 6110

Phone:

08 93973000
council@gosnells.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

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