Guidelines for residents keeping poultry and other animals. Help for injured wildlife.
The following guidelines ensure your poultry are kept in the best possible conditions for their comfort and that of your neighbours.
While keeping roosters is not prohibited, the practice is not encouraged in residential areas. Invariably, complaints about noise will be received and the owner will be required to remove the bird(s) if they cause justifiable nuisance.
For further information, please contact our Environmental Health Team on 8372 5111.
Please note that this information is only intended to provide guidance to the community and does not in any way bind the Council.
Council Development Approval is required to keep non-domestic animals.
Each application will be considered on its merits and no precedent is set by any approval given. Enquiries please phone our Environmental Health Team on 8372 5111.
These guidelines may be amended without notice.
Animals must be provided with an enclosure and shelter.
They must be housed in the rear yard to the premises:
Shelters must have a solid floor graded and drained to the sewer via a silt trap. Every stall must have minimum dimensions of 2.5m x 3m. Adequate lighting and ventilation is to be provided.
All feed should be stored in rat proof containers and contained within a separate storage area and all such forage stores must be vermin proof.
An adequate and convenient supply of water shall be provided for the cleaning of the stables and enclosures.
A sufficient supply of clean water shall be provided at all times for cattle via watering troughs provided within the enclosures.
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