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Poultry, pigeons and other birds must be kept in accordance with our Health Local Law(PDF, 1MB).
We provide the following information as a general guide, but our Health officers may increase or decrease the amount of birds permitted to be kept at a property pending compliance with the conditions in the Local Law and nuisance to the community.
An owner or occupier of a property in a townsite can keep up to 12 chickens, providing:
Roosters, geese, turkeys, peafowls and gamebirds cannot be kept in a townsite or on property 2 hectares or less.
Owners or occupiers of property over two hectares, can keep up to 12 poultry (fowls, peafowls, turkeys, geese, ducks, chickens, bantams and other domestic fowls), providing:
Commercial poultry establishments such as broilers, breeders or egg producing farms, must manage operations in accordance with the Environmental Code of Practice for Poultry Farms in Western Australia 2004.
For a comprehensive listing of legislation that must also be complied with, please visit the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development website.
An owner or occupier of premises within and outside a townsite, can keep up to 12 pigeons on one lot of land, providing:
An owner or occupier of a property can keep up to 20 birds (not including pigeons or poultry).
Please contact our Health team: