Many people enjoy the benefits of being able to produce their own fresh eggs. As with other pets, you have a right to own and keep poultry such as chickens and ducks, providing you ensure they are cared for and do not cause a nuisance to others.
You may keep poultry in urban and rural residential areas if:
- they do not become a nuisance by crowing, causing noise or roaming
- they do not cause injury or health issues
- the number of poultry does not exceed the maximum limit outlined in the Local Laws
- sheds, houses, pens, runs and yards are:
- more than 2m from dwellings, where food is kept and boundaries
- constructed to our satisfaction
- cleaned at least weekly and effectively treated with an insecticide at least twice yearly or when we require
- food is stored in a rodent-proof container.
Find out more from Poultry Australia’s Keeping Chickens Guide.