Sulphur crested cockatoos and galahs

Picture of galah sitting on branch

The table below shows how many birds you can have on your property.

Property Size (square meters)

Number of animals allowed

0 to 600



Up to 100 birds with no more than one pair of sulphur crested cockatoos and galahs per 600 square metres


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 sulphur crested cockatoos or galahs than an animal keeping approval allows. For more information please see Development in Logan.

Enclosure requirements

Preventing your birds from escaping 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:

  • within 10 metres of a neighbouring dwelling
  • within 2 metres of the boundary of the property

General requirements

As a responsible pet owner, you must make sure keeping the animals 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 (PDF 474 KB).