Keeping Poultry on Your Property
Roosters, geese, peacocks and turkeys can be kept on your property with written approval from the City of Melville.
Poultry/chickens are to be kept according to the criteria below:
- No more than 12 poultry can be kept on your property at one time
- Poultry must be kept in a properly constructed enclosure
- Enclosures must be at least 1.2 metres from the property boundary and 9 metres from any place of human habitation
- Enclosures must be maintained and cleaned reguarly so it doesn't create offensive odours, or encourage the breeding of flies.