As a responsible pet owner, it is important that your cat is microchipped, vaccinated and desexed.
You can keep up to two cats on your property (less than 2,000m2) or four cats (more than 2,000m2) without needing a permit. A kitten is considered at cat at three months of age.
All cat owners are responsible for the animals on their property. They must ensure that:
If you have caught a roaming cat on your property, you can contact Council and request it be collected for impoundment. If the cat is not contained in a suitable enclosure (e.g cardboard box or cage) Council will not collect the animal.
If you have a roaming cat issue or believe a property has excess cats, you can make a request to Council to investigate your complaint by following the steps below:
1. Have the following information ready:
2. Contact Council by one of the methods below:
3. After 14 days if the problem has not been resolved you will need to contact Council for further action to be taken.
Please note: Council keeps complete and comprehensive records in the event that legal action is taken. All parties including the complainant and other witnesses may be asked to attend court to provide evidence. Personal information is only given out when it is directed by law to do so.
Lost or found animals
If you have lost an animal, or you have found a lost or injured animal, quick action is the key to reuniting the animal with its owner. For more information visit Lost and Injured Animals.
If your animal is, or you suspect your animal is impounded at the Animal Management Centre you should visit the Centre in person. For more information visit Impounded Animals.
Release fees may apply. For details view Council’s Fees and Charges Schedule and search ‘impounding’ for current charges.
Cat owners cannot surrender their animal to Council. Please contact RSPCA to discuss your options.