Domestic poultry ownership

Local government regulations are in place to ensure the keeping of poultry or birds on your property will not have adverse effects on neighbours.

Common factors to consider include:

  • the size of the property
  • the number of birds or poultry permitted
  • minimum requirements for enclosures, including distances to neighbouring properties
  • likelihood of noise or odour nuisance occurring
  • storage of food
  • maintenance of yard(s) (including disposal of waste products).

Before getting any birds or poultry, please read the relevant regulations:

Contact Willoughby City Council  if you would like more information and we will let you know what requirements are in place.

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