Magpies are protected under the Wildlife Conservation Act and it is illegal to harm them. The City has no jurisdiction in the care, management or relocation of aggressive magpies during the nesting season; the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions – Parks and Wildlife Service manages all native fauna within the City of Joondalup.
In extreme cases, a particularly aggressive magpie may have to be removed from a site. Individual cases must be assessed by Parks and Wildlife Service.
Nesting season usually occurs between August and November.