Information for Cat Owners

From November 2013, all cats that have reached 6 months of age are required to be sterilised, microchipped and registered (application form). 

Your cat will be required to wear a collar and registration tag to ensure they can be easily identified and returned to you if they become lost.

Being a responsible cat owner not only means looking after the health and welfare of your cat, but also means that your cat's activities are not being a nuisance to your neighbours and the local environment.

To promote responsible cat ownership the Shire encourages you to:

  • Keep your cat confined to your property, especially at night, as this is when most issues will occur (Car accidents/cat fights etc.)
  • To discourage hunting, place a collar on your cat with a bell or mirror attached.
  • Vaccinate your cat.
  • Make sure that there is a responsible person looking after your cat when you are away.

Further information is available from the Department of Local Government and Communities.

How many cats can you have on your property?

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley's Health - Local Law permits residents to have 3 cats on their property.

Fees and Charges

Download a complete listing of fees and charges for Shire services and facilities.