Poultry, Pigeons & Roosters

The Shire of Mundaring Health Local Laws 2003 (Local Laws) stipulate that other than on a General Rural Zone, an owner or occupier of a premises can keep no more than 20 poultry or pigeons on any one lot of land, unless said person is affiliated with a Pigeon Club. In which case up to 75 pigeons may be kept with the written approval of the Shire.

It is expected that in the keeping of poultry, pigeons and roosters that:

  • Premises must be kept free from excrement, filth, food waste and all other matter likely to become offensive, injurious to health or to attract vectors of diseases

  • Ensure that the keeping of birds do not cause a nuisances or is injurious or dangerous to health and wellbeing


Roosters, including peafowl, are not permitted to be kept on land zoned Residential without the approval of the Principal Environmental Health Officer. Noise from roosters and domestic birds must comply with assigned levels set out in the Noise Regulations at all times. The owner of any birds that are found to be causing a nuisance or are emitting unreasonable noise may be required to take whatever actions necessary to prevent the emission of unreasonable noise.


More information –

Guidelines for the Keeping of Roosters on Residential Zoned Land

Application for the Keeping of Roosters on Residential Zoned Land

Pigeons and Poultry

Pigeons and doves must be kept in accordance with the requirements set out in the Local Laws:

  • Pigeon or doves must be unable to approach within 10m of a dwelling, public building or premises where people are employed or where food is stored, prepared, manufactured or sold.

  • Kept in a properly constructed and securely fastened enclosure that is to be no less than 30m2.

  • No poultry or pigeons are to be kept within 10m of a house of a dwelling house, public building, premises where people are employed or premises where food is stored, prepared, manufactured or sold.

Affiliated Persons that are a member of a constituted Pigeon Club are able to keep up 75 pigeons with written approval from the Shire. Further information pertaining to registered homing pigeons can be found in the Local Laws.

More information –

Keeping Chickens in the Backyard

Health Local Laws 2003

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