Cats Act Information

From 1 November 2013, the full Cat Act 2011 takes effect and will require all cats that have reached 6 months of age to be:

  • Microchipped;
  • Sterilised; and
  • 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.

The Shire encourages responsible cat ownership and where possible, keep your cat confined to your property, especially at night.

The legislation requires that a person who chooses to breed cats must apply to their local government for a permit.

When a cat is sold, the seller must ensure the cat is microchipped and sterilised prior to transfer. If the cat cannot be sterilised due to its young age, a voucher must be issued to the new owner.

The Cat Act does not limit the number of cats that can be owned. This will fall to local governments who may have in existence, or choose to introduce a local law. The Shire of Waroona Health Local Law allows for 2 cats (over the age of 6 months) on any land within the district. Any person seeking to have more than 2 cats will require written approval from Council.

Shire Of Waroona Cat Registration Fees

Cat Registration Fees
CATEGORY1 YEAR3 YEARSLifetime registration
Full $20.00 $42.50 $100.00
Pensioner Concession $10.00 $21.25 $50.00

Breeding Cat (paid annually on top of registration fees)

$100.00 Full

Pensioner and Low Income Earner Discounts and Subsidies

Pensioners will receive discounted registration rates.

Pension card holders are eligible for a discount on cat sterilisation from participating local veterinary clinics and hospitals in the AVA Sterilisation for Cats Program.

Pensioners and low income earners (are defined as a person who recieves an income of $37,000 or less per annum. To be eligible applicants will need to provide the Shire with evidence of tax returns and/or tax assessment notices from the Australian Taxation Office or payslips showing the amount of income that they recieved in the period for which the subsidy is sought) are eligible for a $50 subsidy from the Shire of Waroona. To claim your rebate, cat sterilisation must initially be paid in full, a rebate application form must be completed and submitted to the Shire of Waroona Administration Office, 52 Hesse Street, Waroona. The completed rebate application form must be submitted along with a cat sterilisation receipt from the Veterinary surgeon, evidence of residential status in the Shire of Waroona (forms of residential status evidence listed below) and evidence of your pensioner or low income earning status. Subsidies are limited to two cats per applicant or property.

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Click here to download the Cat Registration Form