The City encourages responsible cat ownership to minimise the impact of cat mating and territorial behaviours on your neighbours.

Stray cats which are caught on a resident’s property can be delivered by the resident to the City’s Cat Management Facility at no cost. The City’s Cat Management Facility is located at the City of South Perth’s Animal Care Facility, 199 Thelma Street, Como. For opening hours, please contact the Animal Care Facility - City of South Perth.


Hiring a small animal trap

City of Gosnells residents can hire a small animal trap from the City’s Impound Management Facility which is located at Canning Park Avenue Maddington

Open times for trap collection: 

  • 3.30pm – 4.30pm weekdays
  • 9.00am – 9.30am weekends and public holidays.

These traps can only be used on the private property of the person who hired the trap.

Cats caught using the traps where the owner is unknown should be taken to the Cat Management Facility at the City of South Perth. If a cat has a registration tag, contact Ranger Services on 9397 3000.

Fees for trap hire:

  • First 3 days or part thereof: $16.50
  • Each day thereafter: $5.50
  • Bond: $71.50

Bond money will be returned in via an electronic fund transfer. Any additional fees for extended hire will be deducted from the bond.


Cat Act 2011

The State Government introduced the Cat Act 2011 which aims to encourage responsible pet ownership and reduce the number of unwanted cats in the community.

Since 1 November 2013 all cats over the age of six months are required to be sterilised, registered and micro-chipped.

Download: Cat registration certificate

The City began registrations of cats from that date.

Queries regarding the Cat Act 2011 should be directed to the Department of Local Government

Residents who have concerns about cat welfare should contact the RSPCA.


Cat Prohibited Areas

The City's Cat Local Law 2014 designates specific locations where cats are prohibited at any time and trapping may be undertaken.  You can view these locations here cat prohibited locations.  Where a cat is caught in a prohibited area and the cat can be identified, the owner of the cat will be notified. 

Where a cat is caught in a prohibited area, the owner of the cat may be liable for an infringement of $200 or a maximum penalty of up to $2,000


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