Conditions for keeping poultry
Keeping poultry comes with some responsibilities. This is because they can be a source of odour and harmful bacteria like Salmonella that can make people sick. Poultry can also be a nuisance if not kept properly (eg. noisy roosters in urban areas).
You do not need approval or a permit from the Shire to keep poultry. However, you are required to follow some conditions.
The conditions outlined below have been developed to assist residents to keep poultry safe, healthy and in a responsible manner.
Type of poultry you can keep
If your property is zoned rural, you are allowed to keep any type of poultry.
If your property is zoned residential or rural residential, you are not allowed to keep roosters, turkeys, geese or peacocks due to the noise they make.
If you are unsure of your property zoning, please contact a Shire’s Planning Team for guidance, or refer to Property Mapping and Zoning.