Your council or local authority may consider the following factors in deciding whether to grant this approval:
- the land's physical suitability for the proposed use
- the structural suitability of enclosures
- the likelihood of the animals causing nuisance, inconvenience, or annoyance to the occupiers of the adjoining land
- the likely effect on the amenity of the surrounding area
- the likely effect on the local environment and any possible pollution or other environmental damage
- other relevant factors to the circumstances of the case.
You may need to comply with local laws to ensure your birds and poultry remain healthy and do not become a nuisance to your neighbours or the community. Local laws may govern:
- provision of appropriate housing and enclosures
- storage of seeds and any other types of bird food
- cleanliness of housing and enclosures.
There may be separate regulations on the keeping of roosters.
If you intend to keep a beehive you must register as a beekeeper with Biosecurity Queensland. Common restrictions imposed by the council or local authority in relation to beekeeping include:
- the size of the property the bees will be housed
- the number of hives permitted (if any).
Beehives in rural areas should not be located within 50 metres of a bus stop or an adjoining neighbour's dwelling.
Beehives in urban areas must be in a quiet area of the allotment and not directly against the neighbouring property unless a solid fence or impenetrable vegetative barrier (no less than two metres high) forms the property boundary. Hives must be kept as far away from roads, footpaths, and parks as possible.