Animals and Pests

Got a problem of the furry, creepy or pesty kind? We’re here to help with any unwanted animal guests including rodents, mosquitoes, bed bugs and bees. These critters can carry diseases that must be controlled, and it’s your responsibility as an owner to ensure your property doesn’t become infested.

You can read up on our Guidelines on Rodent Control, as well as some handy fact sheets from the Department of Health:

Keeping of Bees and Poultry

For everyone’s sake, the keeping of bees, poultry and pigeons is regulated under both state legislation and the City of Vincent Health Local Law 2004. If you’re thinking of keeping a chicken or two, or starting your own beehive, check out these guidelines to ensure you do things right:


Our buzzy honey-maker friends are regulated by The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, and under the Beekeepers Act (1963), you’ll need to register with them if you want to start keeping you own. Bear in mind you’ll also need to brand your beehives with a registered hive brand from the Register of Brands.

Once you’ve registered with the Department, you’ll need to send a written submission to the Manager of Health Services at the City of Vincent for approval.

It’s also important to note that you may be instructed to remove any bees or beehives that are deemed a nuisance by the City's Environmental Health Officer(s).

Pigeons and Poultry

Feathered friends are regulated under the City of Vincent Health Local Law 2004 and have their own guidelines if you’re going to adopt some pigeons or poultry. Unfortunately roosters are NOT PERMITTED to be kept within the City of Vincent. No hard feelings, roosters, it’s just that your 4am wake-up calls aren’t welcome by everyone.

European Wasps

European wasps have been declared a pest species and are considered “the world’s worst social wasp”. European wasps haven’t yet established themselves within Western Australia – and we want to keep it that way. The City’s Health Services participates in an annual ‘adopt a trap’ surveillance program coordinated by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (the Department) to monitor select areas within the City however all residents can participate and the Department encourages the community to do so.

All suspect European Wasp sightings should be reported to the Department immediately. There is some handy information available on the Departments website, found here, to assist in spotting the difference between European Wasps and the more common native or paper wasp species.

For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact the City’s Environmental Health Officers on 9273 6533 of follow the links below.


Relevant Links:

Adopt a Trap program

Further Information:

Health Services
9273 6533 or