Aviary Birds

four grey, purple and black aviary birds sitting on a perch in an aviary.

You are allowed to keep a maximum of two aviary birds on your property.

You may need a development approval if you want to keep more birds than an animal keeping approval allows. For more information please see Development in Logan.

Enclosure requirements

The tables below show the minimum requirements for bird enclosures. For more information about these requirements, please visit Queensland Government – Aviculture Code of Practice.

 Minimum indoor or suspended cage dimensions for two birds

Size of bird (approximate length in millimetres)

Minimum floor area (square metres)

Minimum height of enclosure (millimetres)

Increased floor area for each additional bird (square metres)

100

0.10

340

0.10

200

0.16

340

0.10

300

0.50

900

0.25

400

1.00

900

0.60

500

2.25

1,500

0.85

900

4.00

1,500

1.40

 

Minimum outdoor aviary dimensions for two birds

Size of bird (approximate length in millimetres)

Minimum floor area (square metres)

Minimum height of enclosure (millimetres)

Increased floor area for each additional bird  (square meters)

100

0.37

1,800

0.18

200

0.72

1,800

0.36

300

1.00

1,800

0.50

400

1.50

1,800

0.75

500

2.50

1,800

1.25

900

5.00

1,800

2.50

 

Preventing your bird from escaping is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. Enclosures must:

  • prevent the escape of bird/s
  • be cleaned at least once a week
  • be more than 900mm from the property boundary
  • be more than 10 metres from any neighbouring houses

General Requirements

As a responsible pet owner, you must make sure that keeping the aviary bird/s does not cause:

  • a build-up of animal faeces
  • breeding or harbouring of flies or vermin
  • damage to property
  • harm to human health or safety
  • nuisance
  • disruption to a neighbour’s enjoyment

For more information about Animal Keeping Local Laws, please visit Local Law No. 4 (Animal Management) 2002, or Subordinate Local Law No. 4.1 (Animal Management) 2002.