Cat Registration

Responsible cat ownership checklist

  • Register your cat with the Local council.
  • Microchip your cat.
  • Sterilise your cat.
  • Ensure your cat is easily identifiable by wearing a collar with name tag and current registration tag.
  • Vaccinate your cat.
  • Keep your cat confined to your property, particularly at night.
  • Ensure your cat has a cosy sleeping area with food, water and a litter tray.
  • Ensure your and your cat's details are kept up to date with the Local Council and Microchip Registry.

Cats - What the Law Says - The Cat Act 2011

The Act was introduced by the State Government with the aim of encouraging responsible pet ownership and reducing the number of unwanted cats across Western Australia.

From 1 November 2013, under the Act, owners of cats (over the age of 6 months) must ensure they have their feline pets:

  1. Micro-chipped, wearing a collar and registration tags
    (for identification purposes if the animal becomes lost or injured)
  2. Sterilised – unless being used for breeding purposes with the approval of the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu
  3. Registered – with the Local Government (see below)

Local Government officers will be authorised to enforce this legislation and fines will apply to owners who do not comply.

The legislation does not currently require cats to be confined to a property, but local governments are able to introduce local laws within their boundary for this purpose. At present the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu does not have any Cat Local Laws in force. 

Cat owners must register their cat(s) with the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu.

For further information regarding the Cat Act 2011 please visit the Department of Local Government website or contact the Shire by telephoning (08) 9671 2500.

Registration Fees

Registration1 Year3 YearsLifetime
Full Fee $20.00 $42.50 $100.00
Pension Concession** $10.00 $21.25 $50.00

** Pension Concession

Reduced fees apply upon proof of either current:

  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • State Concession Card; or
  • Commonwealth Seniors Card together with a Seniors Card

Cat Registration Form

NOTE: There is no provision for the refund of cat registration fee/s.

Cat Management Facility

The Council Cat Management Facility is situated within the confines of the Works Depot.  The Shire of Wongan-Ballidu reserves the right to impound animals in any Council approved management facility.

Fees are imposed on all impounded animals and are payable to the Shire Council before the release of the animal.

  • Unidentifiable animals must be held for a minimum of 72 hours
  • Identifiable animals must be held for a minimum of 7 days

View animals in the Management Facility

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