Keeping Chickens

Council approval is not required to keep chickens within the Snowy Monaro Region if certain regulations are complied with.

Maximum of 10 Chickens
Must not create a nuisance to neighbours
Roosters are not permitted within the Urban areas (town areas)
Enclosure must be kept clean and free from odour
Enclosure must be 4.5 metres from your house
Enclosure floor area must not exceed 15msq
Yard and enclosure must be located a minimum of 3 metres from the boundary
Maximum of 1 enclosure per lot.

If complaints are received by Council, the matter will be investigated and if the complaint is justified you will be required to implement remedial measures or requested to remove the animals to a more suitable location.