Approval to Keep Poultry, Pigeons and Other Birds - City of Cockburn - 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

Under Local Laws:

  • up to 12 hens or ducks may be kept on a single property in a residential area.
  • up to 25 poultry may be kept on land in the resource zone
  • up to 50 poultry may be kept on land zoned as rural.

Roosters, turkeys, geese, peacocks and peahens are not permitted, unless approved by an authorised person.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $119.00

Keep more than 20 pigeons. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All $119.00 Approval to keep more than 50 poultry in a rural area. Fees for 2022-23
Apply Application All -

For all other birds, please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Act(s) name

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 Western Australia

Administering agency

City of Cockburn

Contact details

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