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Birds and poultry

What to consider before getting birds or poultry

Council local laws are in place to ensure the keeping of poultry or birds on your property will not have adverse effects on neighbours.

Prior to getting any birds or poultry, contact Council to ascertain what requirements are in place. Common factors will include:

  • the size of the property where the birds or poultry will be kept
  • the number of birds or poultry permitted (if any)
  • minimum requirements for enclosures, including distances to neighbouring properties
  • likelihood of noise or odour nuisance occurring
  • storage of food
  • maintenance of yard/s (including disposal of waste products)