Cat Control

From 1 November 2013 the Cat Act 2011 has been in effect, and requires that all domestic cats over the age of six months are to be microchipped, sterilised and registered with the relevant local government.  Cats will be required to wear a collar and registration tag to ensure that owned cats can be easily identified and returned to the owner.

The purpose of the Cat Act 2011 is to encourage responsible pet ownership and reduce the number of unwanted cats in the community, and the number that are euthanized each year.

Pensioners receive a 50% rebate on the registration fees on production of their concession card.

To register a sterilised cat, a certificate of sterilisation  and microchipping from a vet must be produced.

All cat registrations are due on 31st October in the year of expiry.

The State Government has set the following fees in relation to cat registrations:

1 year registration $20.00
3 year registration $42.50
Lifetime registration $100.00
Breeders registration - application or renewal (per breeding cat - male or female) $100.00

Registrations for cats which are not sterilised or microchipped are unable to be accepted.

Responsible Cat Ownership Checklist

As a responsible pet owner you are encouraged to:

  • Keep you cat confined to your property, especially at night
  • Ensure your cat is easily identifiable with a collar and name tag
  • Microchip your cat
  • Sterilise your cat
  • Register your cat
  • Vaccinate your cat

For more information regarding registering your cat, please contact the Shire, or refer to the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries website.