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Cats Local Law 2016

Community engagement has now closed. Comments were submitted from 16/03/2016 to 13/05/2016.



The City is in the process of updating its local laws. Many were made in 1999, and were contemporary in their day, but require updating to the point where replacement in many instances is warranted.

It is proposed to make a Cats Local Law to replace Section 45 of the Animals Local Law 1999. A summary of the proposed local law major provisions are as follows:

  • Part 1 - Sets out administrative provisions and contains definition of terms used throughout the local law.
  • Part 2 – Set the ‘standard number’ of cats that may be kept at a premises at 3, as provided in section 45 of the current Animals Local Law 1999 noting that this limit does not apply to:

- veterinary clinics;

- cat management facilities operated by the City (there are none at present); or

- cat management facilities operated by a body prescribed as a cat management facility operator under the Cat Regulations 2012.

The process for a person to keep more than the standard number of cats is set out mainly in the Cat (Uniform Local Provisions) Regulations 2013, and sections 2.3 – 2.6 of the proposed new Cat Law set out possible conditions that could be applied, and which must be considered on a case by case basis.

  • Part 3 - Sets out enforcement provisions.

Comments can be emailed to enquiries@wanneroo.wa.gov.au, mailed to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Wanneroo, Locked Bag 1, WANNEROO WA 6946, or made in person at the City of Wanneroo, Administrative Centre, 23 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo.

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