The Cat Act 2011 requires all cats (from 6 months of age) to be:
- registered with the relevant local government.
Cats will be required to wear a collar and registration tag to ensure that owned cats can be easily identified and returned to their owner.
Will there be limits on cat numbers?
Shire of Mundaring has a local law which limits the numbers of cats that can be owned.
If you own one or two cats, a permit is not required.
An application for a permit for three or more cats must be made to Shire of Mundaring by the occupier of the premises where the cats are to be kept. If the occupier is not the owner of the property, written consent must be obtained from the owner. A fee may be payable by the applicant. Contact the Community Safety Rangers for more information.
How does this affect cat breeders?
Even if you wish to only breed one litter from your cat, you are considered a cat breeder. If you are a current cat breeder or wish to become a breeder, you must apply for a permit from Shire of Mundaring. These permits are valid for 12 months. A fee is payable.
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 provide a prepaid sterilisation voucher to the new owner.