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Silver Gulls

The Silver Gull (commonly known as the sea gull) population within Kingston continues to grow. With this increase, these birds have been nesting and roosting on the flat roofs of the buildings in the industrial area of Clayton South.

Roosting and nesting sea gulls can cause significant problems for property owners and business operators. Thee problems can range from noise, odours, and droppings on walls and cars, to the deterioration of metal roofs and flooding caused by blocked gutters from nesting materials.

As Silver Gulls are protected under the Wildlife Act 1975, property owners must apply to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for a permit to control these birds either by destroying the birds or by removing their nests. Further information produced by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and the Application to Control Wildlife is attached for your reference.

Please read our Fact Sheet for more information on how you can deal with sea gulls on your property.

Alternatively you can contact Council's Environmental Health Services on 1300 653 356 for further advice.