The Cat Act 2011 requires all cats from the age of six months, be sterilised, microchipped and registered. Cat registrations will apply from the date of registration until 31 October each year.
The maximum penalty for having an unregistered cat is $5,000.
You can apply for a new Cat Registration online, and after you have submitted your application the City will contact you regarding payment of the registration fee which can also be paid online. Please note that this is for new cat registrations only - if you would like to renew your cat registration, please see the Renewal information below.
If you are claiming a pension concession, the City will ask you to provide proof of pension concession if we have no record of it already.
Register your cat online
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.
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.
In person:Civic Centre
2120 Albany Highway
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Cash, EFTPOS, Credit Card
PO Box 662
Cheque or Money Order
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
- Australian National Cats
- Cats United WA
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)