The table below shows how many Ostriches / Emus you can have on your property.
Property Size (square meters)
Number of animals allowed
0 to 4,000
Up to 3 with Animal keeping approval
To apply for an Animal keeping approval, please see Animal keeping local laws and permits.
You may need a development approval if you want to keep more ostriches and emus than an animal keeping approval allows. For more information please see Development in Logan.
Preventing your animals from wandering is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. Enclosures should be in a clean and tidy condition at all times.
Enclosures must not be:
As a responsible pet owner, you must make sure keeping the animals does not cause:
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 (PDF 474 KB).
Find out more about your responsibilities for the keeping of other bird types: