The Cat Act 2011 requires the identification, registration and sterilisation of domestic cats, and gives local governments the power to administer and enforce the legislation.

The legislation came into full effect on 1 November 2013 and provides for better management of the unwanted impacts of cats on the community and the environment, as well as encourage responsible cat ownership.

On the 1 November 2013, the full Cat Act 2011 took effect and requires all cats that have reached 6 months of age to be:

  • Microchipped;
  • Sterilised (unless approved by local government as a Cat Breeder, conditions apply); and
  • Registered with the relevant local government.

Cats are required to wear a collar and registration tag to ensure that owned cats can be easily identified and returned to their owner.

Cat Fact Sheets

CAT OWNERS: What do the new laws mean for you and your feline friend?
CAT BREEDERS: Are you a cat breeder?
MICROCHIP IMPLANTERS: How will the new cat laws affect Microchip Implanters?
PET SHOP OWNERS: What do the new laws mean for you and your feline friend?
VETERINARIANS: How will OUR new cat laws affect Veterinarians?

Limits on cat numbers

The legislation does not limit the number of cats that can be owned. The maximum number of cats is three (3) per property within the Shire of Kalamunda. 

The local law limiting cat numbers, will not apply to cats currently owned before the introduction of the Local Law. However an owner will not be able to replace a cat if it is sold, given away or dies, until they are down to the required number.

Responsible cat ownership checklist

The Shire of Kalamunda supports responsible pet ownership you are encouraged to:

  • Keep your cat confined to your property, especially at night.
  • Ensure your cat is easily identifiable with a collar and a name tag.
  • Microchip your cat.
  • Sterilise your cat.
  • Vaccinate your cat. 


Fees and Charges were gazetted by State Government on Friday 23 August 2013. 

  • 1 Year  : $20.00
  • 3 Years:$42.50
  • Lifetime Registration: $100.00
  • Approval to Breed Cats: $100.00 per breeding cat (male / female) per year + registration fee
  • In respect of every first registration made after 31 May, in any year, only one half of the registration fee shall be payable for the remainder of the 1 year registration. (Conditions Apply).

Proof of sterlisation & Certificate of Microchipping (issued by Vet) must be provided when registering
Pensioners pay only half of the above mentioned fees on presentation of their pensioner concession card.


Once registered, if any details relating to your cat registration change (e.g. change of address) you must notify the Shire of Kalamunda by completing and returning the change of details form.

The Shire are now taking registration applications.

Please call Rangers on 9257 9999 for further information

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