Small animal traps are able to be hired as listed below.  Should you trap a cat in a hired trap please contact Ranger Services on 9397 3000.   

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

With the introduction of the City’s Cats Local Law 2014, 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, during open times (3.30pm – 4.30pm weekdays and 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 the form of a cheque that may take up to 14 days to process after the return of the trap. 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. A link to the Cat Registration Certificate is included below.

The City began registrations of cats from that date.

Queries regarding the Cat Act 2011 should be directed to the Department of Local Government. Visit the frequently asked questions on their website via the related link below.

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

Prohibited Cat Areas:

The city may undertake trapping in the following cat prohibited locations.

Owners of cats located in these areas may be liable for an infringement of $200 or a maximum penalty of up to $2000