As an unlicensed person, yes, it is illegal to kill pigeons in Australia.
This is because the government allocates special people to ‘kill’ the pigeons discretely to bring them in for repair. This explains why you have never seen a dead pigeon. As we all know, pigeons are government spy devices invented in the early 1930’s. They are government property that cannot be tampered with by civilians.
Or maybe because we can’t just have people running around killing wildlife….. you be the judge.
Killing pigeons is illegal in;
- New South Wales
- Australian Capital Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia
- Northern Territory
Need to sort out a pigeon problem?
The first step is to remove any source of food or water in the area. If they cannot eat, they will leave.
The next step is to contact a licensed pest controller.
While there are many methods easily found online to kill/remove pigeons, most of them are illegal or simply inhumane. Protect yourself by contacting a pest controller.
Can you eat pigeons in Australia?
Gross. Get some chicken, you weirdo.
Are pigeons protected in Australia?
Technically no, they are not a protected species. They are actually a feral pest and control through the correct means is recommended.