City of Cockburn, PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC, Western Australia, 6965
Telephone: (08) 9411 3444

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catsWhat do the new cat laws mean for you and your feline friend?

As of 1 November 2013, all domestic cats in Western Australia over six months of age will need to be sterilised, micro-chipped and registered with their local government.

The period of registration (or cat year) runs from 1 November to 31 October, regardless of when the cat is actually registered.

Your cat will be required to wear a collar and registration tag to ensure they can be easily identified and returned to you if they become lost.

For more information, including tips for being a responsible cat owner, visit the Department of Local Government and Communities' Responsible Cat Ownership web page

What the cat act requires cat owners to do:

The Cat Act 2011 was introduced to assist in dealing with the devastation being caused to native wildlife by both domestic and feral cat species within the state.

As of 1st November 2013, all cats within the state of Western Australia which are six (6) months and over in age are required:

  1. To be registered.
  2. To be micro chipped.
  3. To wear the required registration tags.
  4. To be de sexed, (approved cat breeder exempt)
  5. It is also a requirement for all persons or organisations wishing to breed cats to apply for a permit and to register each cat with the local governments.

A failure to undertake any of these provisions may result in the cat owner being subject to a modified penalty (infringement currently in the amount of $200 per offence) being issued by the Local Government Authority or the cat owner to be prosecuted. 

Cat Registration Fees

PERIOD OF REGISTRATION

AMOUNT

1 Year

$20

3 Years

$42.50

Lifetime

$100

Pensioner rebate: 50% of the above fees  

PROOF OF STERILISATION IS REQUIRED
Vet certificate or Statutory Declaration
Proof of microchip record.

 

Cat Sterilisation and Microchip Subsidy

The City of Cockburn provides a $50 subsidy for residents to assist with the expenses of sterilising and microchipping a cat.

Cat services must have been provided no more than 12 months before application of the subsidy. The cat must be registered with the City of Cockburn.

Visit : Cat Sterilisation & Subsidy Information

Further information regarding Cat Act 2011

As of 1 November 2013 all cat registrations require that the cat be microchipped and sterilised prior to registration.

Please note any cats impounded at the City's Cat Management Facility cannot be released unless microchipped, sterilised and registered.

Impound, registration, microchipping and sterilisation fees must be paid prior to release of the cat.

Payment methods: Cash at council offices, or mail via cheque, money order, OR credit card details on reverse of cat registration form.  (No cash transactions are accepted at the Ranger Services/Pound).

Should you wish to register as a cat breeder you will also be subject to a number of Health Local Laws and City Town Planning Scheme requirements. 

MICROCHIPPING - SPEARWOOD VETERINARY HOSPITAL

Spearwood Vet offer microchipping at $60 per animal or $54 per animal for multiple pet households.

Address: 159 Rockingham Road, Spearwood
Phone:    9418 3400

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HELPFUL INFO FOR CAT OWNERS

CAT HAVEN
Website: 
www.cathaven.com.au 
Phone:   9442 3600
Email:   
admin@cathaven.com.au

RSPCA 
Website: 
www.rspcawa.asn.au 
Phone:   9209 9300
Email:    
rspca@rspcawa.asn.au

DLG - Responsible Cat Ownership

Responsible Cat Ownership

Cat Sterilisation Subsidy & Information

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CAT DOCUMENTS & FURTHER INFO

Cat Registration Form

Change of Animal Status

Statutory Declaration

Mailing your forms:

The Chief Executive Officer
City of Cockburn
P O Box 1215
BIBRA LAKE  DC  6965

Emailing your forms:
customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au

Cat registration forms and documents can be accepted by mail, fax, email, or in person at the City's administration office.


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