New home for Burnie peacocks

Three local residents at the Burnie Park will soon have a new place to call home, with the three resident peacocks set to be relocated in coming weeks.

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow said, “Early next year, Council will undertake work on creating a new play space within the Burnie Park, expanding on the play equipment that currently exists. This will be a great addition to the Park and create a fun space for all users.” 

“The play space will incorporate a number of swings and at-ground play equipment which will provide a play experience for children of all abilities and compliment the Liberty Swing which is adjacent to the current peacock enclosure.”

“Many residents who visit the Burnie Park will be familiar with the three peacocks currently residing there. In order for the play equipment upgrade to proceed, there is a need to rehome the peacocks.”

“Fortunately, the wonderful owners of Guide Falls Farm at West Ridgley have put up their hand and are offering the peacocks a new home at the Farm. The Guide Falls Farm is adjacent to the Guide Falls and is open to the public 7 days a week. It already houses one peacock, so the new ones will be a welcome addition to the farm.”

“While it will be sad to see the peacocks leave the Burnie Park, this decision has been made with the best interest of the birds in mind. As a Council, we are not generally in the business of animal management, and given the work that we would like to undertake in the Park, relocating the peacocks is the most suitable option.”

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728