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


You will need this licence if you intend to keep more than a certain number of birds in a residential area. Poultry includes hens, fowls, chickens, roosters, turkeys, geese, peacocks or peahens. The number of birds that you are allowed may vary depending on whether you are a member with a bird club (e.g. the Pigeon Racing Federation of Western Australia). You are allowed to keep more birds if you are a member of a club.

Pigeons are not to be kept within a caravan, any land that has a group dwelling or multiple dwellings. The holder of this licence must also keep pigeons on land greater than 600 metres squared, unless otherwise approved by the council.

Poultry can be kept in a residential area without this licence if they number maximum of 12 (maximum of two ducks), are housed appropriately, and they are enclosed securely. You will need this licence if you intend to keep more than twenty-five poultry in a special rural area or more than fifty poultry in a rural area.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the council to identify any eligibility requirements.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $25.00

Registration of pigeons. Fees for 2023-24

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.


Act(s) name

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 Western Australia

Administering agency

City of Albany

Contact details

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