Cat registration

The Cat Act 2011 requires all cats from the age of six months, be sterilised, microchipped and registered. A one year, three year or lifetime option is available, with the registration applying from the date of the application until 31 October.

The maximum penalty for having an unregistered cat is $5,000.

Please ensure the Cat Registration Certificate is completed and signed, proof of sterilisation and, if concessions are being claimed, provide appropriate copies of cards and certificates.

Registration Fees

 Cat Registration Standard  Pensioner
 1 Year $20 $10
 3 Years $42.50 $21.25 
 Lifetime $100 $50


Pensioners receive a 50% discount upon production of a Pensioner Concession Card, or a WA Seniors Card with a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card. These cards must be shown each time the pension concession is claimed.

If a first registration is made after 31 May, the annual registration fee will be halved.

Cat renewals

In future years, cat registration renewals will be sent to registered owners between 11 and 15 October in the year they are due to expire. The due date is 31 October.

Payment options

Registration or renewal payments can be made: 

In person

Civic Centre
2120 Albany Highway, Gosnells


Payment options: Cash, EFTPOS, Credit Card, Cheque or Money Order.

By mail

PO Box 662
Gosnells WA 6990


Payment options: Cheque or Money Order.

Cat breeding

A person who chooses to breed cats must apply to the City for an Application for a Certificate to be an Approved Cat Breeder. There is an annual fee of $100 per breeding cat (male or female) for applications to breed cats.

Approval is automatically granted to members of:

  • Cat Owners Association WA
  • Feline Control Council of WA, or
  • Australian National Cats.

You may be refused if you have been convicted against the Cat Act 2011, Dog Act 1976 or the Animal Welfare Act 2002.

When a cat is sold or given away the seller must ensure the cat is microchipped and sterilised prior to transfer.

Approved cat breeders are not exempt from cat registrations and are required to register each breeding cat (male of female).

Acceptable proof sterilisation and micro-chipping

The City accepts the following as proof of sterilisation and micro-chipping:

  • Sterilisation certificate
  • Micro-chipping certificate
  • Veterinarian’s invoice, identifying animal is sterilised or micro-chipped
  • Sighting of sterilisation tattoo in animals ear
  • Official organisational paperwork identifying cat/dog is sterilised or micro-chipped.
  • Statutory declaration (Statutory Declarations are provided for under the Oaths, Affidavits and Statutory Declarations Act 2005 and information can be found on the State Law Publishers website at www.slp.wa.gov.au)

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