Birds include birds (e.g canaries, parrots and finches etc.), poultry (e.g chickens, geese and ducks etc.) and pigeons (domestic).
Standard bird permit
Standard poultry permit
Standard pigeon permit
All bird owners are responsible for the animals on their property. They must ensure:
If there is a roaming bird/s and you know the owner, speak to the owner first to report the issue.
Magpies are a protected species. If the bird is nesting in, or attacking from, a tree located within a private property, Council is unable to enter this area. The following tips may help protect you and your family from magpie attacks:
For more information visit Department of Environment and Science or phone 13 74 68.
Council does not offer any services to remove or trap wild pigeons. If you experience issues with wild pigeons contact a pest contractor.
If you have a roaming bird issue or believe a property has excess livestock, you can make a request to Council to investigate by following the steps below:
1. Have the following information ready:
2. Contact Council by one of the methods below:
Please note: Council keeps complete and comprehensive records in the event that legal action is taken. All parties including the complainant and other witnesses may be asked to attend court to provide evidence. Personal information is only given out when it is directed by law to do so.
Lost or found animals
If you have lost an animal, or you have found a lost or injured animal, quick action is the key to reuniting the animal with its owner. For more information visit Lost and Injured Animals.
Impounded or surrendered animals
If your animal is located, or you suspect your animal is impounded you should visit the Animal Management Centre in person. For more information visit Impounded Animals.
Release fees may apply for impounded animals. For details view Council’s Fees and Charges Schedule and search ‘impounding’ for current charges.
Bird owners may choose to surrender their animal to the Ipswich Pound and Animal Management Centre if they are unable to care for the animal, as long as the owner lives in the Ipswich City Council area. For more information phone (07) 3810 6666 or visit the Animal Management Centre.