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


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


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 satisfy the Council that:

  • The premises where the poultry are going to be kept is of sound construction;
  • The roof and walls are constructed of galvanised iron or colour coated steel;
  • The floor are is constructed from concrete or other approved material; and
  • Any other requirements under the City's planning laws.


As specified.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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


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

Act(s) name

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 WA

Local law(s) name

Health Local Laws 1997

Administering agency

City of Melville

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Environmental Health Officer

City of Melville

Operating address: 10 Almondbury Road
Booragoon, Western Australia 6154
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 1
Booragoon, Western Australia 6954
Phone: 1300 635 845
Phone: 08 9364 0666
Fax: 08 9364 0285
Website: City of Melville (Opens in new window)