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Keeping bees, poultry, pigeons and farm animals

Bees

The City’s Bee Keeping Local Law 1999 outlines the requirements for the keeping of bees within the City of Gosnells. If a wild bee hive has established on a private property and it is causing a nuisance the owner or occupier is responsible for treating or removing it. If a bee hive is on Council land and it is causing a nuisance please contact the City’s Operation Centre on 9397 3000. If you wish to keep bees on your property you will require a permit from the City’s Compliance Section.

Farm Animals

Under the City’s Animal, Environment and Nuisance Local Law 2009 a farm animal includes a horse, cow, sheep, goat, pig or other ungulate. If you wish to keep a farm animal you must comply with the requirements under these Local Laws. If your property is any zone other than in a rural zone you are required to obtain a permit from the City’s Compliance Section.

Poultry and Pigeons

If you wish to keep poultry (chickens) or pigeons on your property you must comply with the City’s Animal, Environment and Nuisance Local Law 2009. Those that live in a residential zone are required to obtain a permit from the City’s Compliance Section. Roosters, geese, turkeys, peacocks and peahens are not permitted in a residential zone.

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