Keeping of pigeons
If you would like to keep pigeons on your property, you must apply to the City for a Certificate of Registration.
Unless approved prior to the Animals Local Law 2018, pigeons may not be kept on a property of less than 600m2. For guidelines to keeping pigeons in the City, please refer to our Keeping of Pigeons fact sheet below.
There is a limit on the number of pigeons that may be kept:
- A maximum of 20 pigeons (excluding young birds) if you are not a current financial member of a recognised incorporated racing pigeon body, or a registered pigeon fancier.
- A maximum of 150 pigeons (excluding young birds) where evidence is provided that you are a current financial member of a recognised incorporated racing pigeon body, or evidence that you are a registered pigeon fancier.
If approval is granted, an annual permit fee will apply.
The City may impose and amend conditions on a Certificate of Registration as required, to minimise any nuisance associated with the keeping of pigeons.
- Plans showing the location of the enclosure in relation to all dwellings, other buildings, structures and fences
- Plans and specifications of the proposed loft
- Proposed number of adult pigeons
- Application fee, in accordance with the Environmental Health Schedule of Fees and Charges below.
Lodging an application
Or download the application form and submit it:
- In person – by visiting the City’s Customer Service Centres:
- Joondalup Customer Service Centre, 90 Boas Avenue, Joondalup
- Whitford Customer Service Centre, 15 Banks Avenue, Hillarys
- By post – To the City at PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919.
Development (Planning) Approval
Development (Planning) Approval may be required for pigeon cages, enclosures or lofts.
Building Permit Requirements
A Building Permit application may also be required. To confirm if a building permit is required, please place your request in writing to the City’s Building Services, outlining what is proposed.