Animals in Residential Areas (Fact Sheet 6)

Community Living Local Law No 1 states:

6.1 Animals, Birds (including Pigeons), and Poultry

  1. No person may without a permit keep any animals, birds (including pigeons), or poultry other than a domestic animal, fowl hen or songbird on any property in a residential
  2. No person shall allow to remain on any property any noisy animal, bird (including pigeons), or poultry which in the opinion of an authorised officer cause a nuisance to any person residing in the neighbourhood
  3. For the purpose of this Part, noises emanating from such animals, birds (including pigeons), or poultry shall not be deemed to cause a nuisance to any person unless objections in writing have been lodged with Council from more than one resident of immediate neighbouring properties
  4. Pigeons shall not be kept on any property unless in a pigeon loft constructed to Council's requirements.

Please note:  A domestic animal is defined as ‘a cat or a dog’.

Penalty

First offence - 2 penalty units ($200.00)
Second or subsequent offence - 4 penalty units ($400.00)

6.4 Poultry

  1. No person shall keep on any property in a residential or commercial area a number of fowl hens greater than ten mature birds.

Penalty

First offence - 2 penalty units ($200.00)
Second or subsequent offence - 4 penalty units ($400.00)

If you have received a Caution Notice-Notice to Comply please ensure that you follow the compliance details by the specified date.  If you are unable to complete the request within the time specified please call the Issuing Officer as soon as possible before the date to discuss an extension.  Failure to comply may result in an infringement being issued.

For more information please contact the Local Laws Branch on (03) 5832 9741.