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:
- 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.
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.
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.
Pensioners pay only half of the stated fees on presentation of their Pensioner Concession Card.
Please forward a cheque or money order for the animal registration fee applicable.
Licences expire on the 31st October in the year specified on the animal registration form.
View License Fees here
In respect of every first registration made after 31 May, in any year, only one half of the registration fee shall be payable. (Conditions Apply).
Please post the registration form, including any other relevant paperwork to PO Box 42, Kalamunda WA 6926. Alternatively you can visit us in person at 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda, Monday-Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm.
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.
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?
Please call Rangers on 9257 9999 for further information
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