Cats can make great pets giving their owners companionship and joy.
To keep them happy and healthy it's important to have them sterilised, vaccinated and microchipped.
Cat Act 2011
From 1 November 2013, the Cat Act 2011 takes effect.
The purpose of the Cat Act 2011 is to encourage responsible pet ownership, to reduce the number of unwanted cats in the community, reduce the significant number of cats that are euthanased each year, and to reduce the impact on native animals caused by wandering cats.
Cats pose a threat to native wildlife so be mindful about where your cat roams. Make sure they don't wander into native bushland, keep them inside your property at all times.
View the Cat Act 2011 online here.
For more information, view the Nuisance Cat Fact Sheet below or visit Cat Act 2011 Frequently Asked Questions page from the Department of Local Government website.
Fact Sheet - Nuisance Cats
Cat Ownership and Registration
The Town of Cambridge are now accepting cat registration applications.
All cats over the age of six months must be:
- Micro chipped;
- Registered with the relevant local government,
- Wear a collar with the registration tag.
Your cat will be required to wear a collar and registration tag to ensure they can be easily identified.
This legislation applies to all cats. However, a veterinarian can issue an exemption certificate where sterilising a cat is likely to adversely affect it's health or welfare. This certificate is required by your local government when registering your cat.
Under the Town's Local Laws, a maximum of three cats are allowed to be kept at one property (over the age of three months).
Download and complete the form to register your cat with the Town.
Application to register a cat
Please note, proof of sterilisation and microchipping is required upon submitting your application.
Registration fees can be paid:
- In person at the Town's Administration Centre at 1 Bold Park Drive, Floreat between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday; or
- by cheque or money order posted, together with the completed registration form, to PO Box 15, Floreat 6014.
Online payments are not available at this stage.
Once you have registered your cat, an ID tag will be issued. This tag must be kept on your cat at all times. It's best to place the tag on your cat's collar.
Fees and Charges
Pensioner or Concession
|| $100.00 per cat (annual fee)
The legislation requires that a cat breeder must apply to their local government for a breeding permit.
A breeder may keep up to 6 adult breeding cats subject to -.
a) each cat being permanently confined in an effective cage on the property; and
b) complying with any terms and conditions imposed by the Council.
Those breed and selling cats must ensure each cat is microchipped and sterilised prior to sale to another person.
Cat Sterilisation Scheme
Cat sterilisation services are available at your local veterinary clinic or at the Cat Haven.
The Town provides a small subsidy to assist residents with the cost of sterilisation. An additional subsidy is also available to low income earners or pensioners to help offset sterilisation costs.
Apply for a Cat Sterilisation Subsidy by completing the application form below.
Cat Sterilisation Subsidy Application
Return the form, along with the required evidence, via:
||Town of Cambridge Administration Centre
1 Bold Park Drive
||Town of Cambridge
PO Box 15
View cats the Town has recently found with no owner details at the Lost Cats page.
If you would like to appeal an Animal Infringement, please complete the online form.
Alternatively, download the form below.
Animal Infringment Appeal form
For more information on the Cat Act 2011 and responsible cat ownership visit the websites listed below.