Owning a cat

  • Households are limited to 3 cats on their property.
  • All cats more than 6 months of age must be microchipped, sterilised and registered.
  • All cats more than 6 months of age must wear a registration tag when in public places.
  • Failure to comply with these requirements can result in a $200 on-the-spot fine.

Register your cat

Pensioner concessions

Pensioner Concessions are available for eligible cardholders, who may register their cats for 50% of the application fee.
A copy of a current Pensioner Concession Card OR a copy of either a Centrelink or Department of Veteran Affairs ‘Commonwealth Seniors Health Card’ together with a Seniors Card must be produced to prove eligibility.
A refund is available if a person obtains the Pensioner Concession during the current registration period, and may be obtained by a written request to the City, together with copies of the above documents.

Cat breeders

If you are a current cat breeder or wish to become a breeder you must apply for a cat breeding permit from the City.
These permits are valid for 12 months. A fee of $100 per breeding cat is payable. Breeding cats are also required to be registered.
When a cat is sold or given away, you must ensure the cat is microchipped and sterilised prior to transfer.
If the cat cannot be sterilised due to its young age, you must issue a prepaid sterilisation voucher to the new owner.
Even if you wish to only breed one litter from your cat, you are considered a cat breeder.

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