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Cats can be a lovely addition to any household, however they can pose a threat to native wildlife especially if outside during the night. 

Make sure your cat does not wander into native bushland, and keep them inside your property boundary at all times. Download this brochure for more information about responsible cat ownership.

It is also important to ensure they are happy and healthy by having them sterilised, vaccinated and microchipped.

The Town of Cambridge are now accepting cat registration applications. All cats over the age of six months must be:

  • Micro chipped;
  • Sterilised;
  • 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 this form 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


1 Year 

3 Years 


Standard Fee 




Pensioner or Concession 




Breeder           $100.00 per cat (annual fee) 


Cat Breeders

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:

  • each cat being permanently confined in an effective cage on the property; and
  • complying with any terms and conditions imposed by the Council.

Those breed and selling cats must ensure each cat is micro chipped 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.

Apply for a Cat Sterilisation Subsidy by completing this application form: Cat Sterilisation Subsidy


Return the form, along with the required evidence:

In Person: Town of Cambridge Administration Centre
1 Bold Park Drive
Floreat 6014
Post:  Town of Cambridge
PO Box 15
Floreat 6014


Lost Cats

View cats the Town has recently found with no owner details at the Lost Cats page.


Animal Infringements

If you would like to appeal an Animal Infringement, please complete the online form

Alternatively, download the form below.

adobe-acrobat-icon32.png  Animal Infringement Appeal form 


Cat Act 2011

From 1 November 2013, the Cat Act 2011 takes effect. The purpose of the Act is to encourage responsible pet ownership, to reduce the number of unwanted cats in the community, reduce the significant number of cats that are euthanized each year, and to reduce the impact on native animals caused by wandering cats.

pdf.png  Cat Act 2011

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.

pdf.png   Fact Sheet - Nuisance Cats


Further Information

For more information on the Cat Act 2011 and responsible cat ownership visit the websites listed below.

Cat Haven


Breed Identifications

Pet Net

Australian Cat Federation

Frequently Asked Questions

Cat Act FAQs- Department of Local Government and Communities website

Laws for responsible cat owners FAQs - Department of Local Government and Communities website



Last Updated: 31/10/2016