Find out what other domestic animals are allowed to be kept within the City of Stirling.  This page contains information on keeping bees, rabbits, large animals, pigeons and poultry.

Keeping of animals
FAQ's:

Are there restrictions on keeping certain large animals within the City of Stirling?
Under the City of Stirling Health Local Law 2009, a person must not keep a large animal on any residential land.

A large animal includes; sheep, goat, alpaca, horse, deer, camel, llama, emu, ostrich, kangaroo.
 
Can I keep a pig or a miniature pig?
Pigs of any breed and size must not be kept within the City of Stirling.      
 
Can I keep a rabbit?
Rabbits may now be kept without permit subject to the following conditions:
  • Only domestic or fancy breeds may be kept, not common grey rabbits; and
  • Rabbits must be kept in an enclosure that effectively prevents them escaping.
What are the limitations on keeping poultry and pigeons within the City of Stirling?
If the land is zoned residential within the City of Stirling, a person must not keep:
  • More than 6 poultry
  • More than 30 Pigeons unless the owner or occupier of the premises is a member of a properly constituted pigeon club. In this case the maximum number of pigeons may be increased to 75.
What conditions apply when keeping poultry?
You must ensure that :
  • No more than 6 poultry to be kept
  • No poultry approaches within 10 metres of a habitable room in a dwelling house, a public building or premise where people are employed or where food is stored, prepared or manufactures.
  • No poultry is able to approach within 10 metres of a street other than a right of way.
  • All poultry is kept in a properly constructed and securely fastened structure or enclosure provided with a floor consisting of concrete, brick paving or any other suitable impervious surface
  • A structure or enclosure which poultry is kept is situated no closer than 1.0m away to any property boundary
  • The enclosure or cage is kept and maintained in a clean condition at all times.
What conditions apply when keeping pigeons?
When keeping pigeons, you must ensure that:
  • No pigeon is able to approach within 10 meters of a habitable room in a dwelling, a public building or premise where people are employed or where food is stored, prepared manufactured or sold.
  • Except where registered  homing pigeons are freed for exercise, pigeons are to be kept at all times in a properly constructed cage, enclosure or loft
  • No pigeon is able to approach within 10 metres of a street other than a right of way.
  • Each cage, enclosure or loft in which pigeons are kept is maintained in a clean condition at all times.
  • Each enclosure or cage is to be situated no closer than 1.0 metres to any property boundary.
What if my poultry or pigeon structure or enclosure does not comply with the above conditions?
If a poultry or pigeon enclosure does not comply with the above points, an EHO may issue the owner or occupier with a Notice to comply with the Local Law or may direct the owner or occupier to remove the structure.
 
Are there restrictions on feeding wild birds within the City of Stirling?
A person must not feed a pigeon, dove, seagull, ibis, raven or any other wild bird so as to cause a nuisance, injury or danger to health.
 
What birds are not permitted to be kept within the City of Stirling?
You are not permited to keep a rooster, goose, turkey or peafowl.
 
How many bee hives can I keep on my property?
A permit is required from the City of Stirling for 3 or more bee hives.
For more information please visit the Department of Agriculture and Food on Bee industry in Western Australia.
 

Further Information and Fact Sheets

  
  
  
  
Bee Keeping Local Law 2008.pdfBee Keeping Local Law 200861 KB 2/02/2012 8:40
Rabbits Information Sheet.pdfRabbits Information Sheet114 KB 6/06/2013 17:56
Pet_Registration_Days.pdfPet_Registration_Days129 KB 30/09/2015 11:33

Contact us

If you would like more information, contact the City's Health and Compliance section via email or by phone on (08) 9205 8555.