The Kulin Shire Council exists to sustain, improve and develop the Kulin region through the provision and facilitation of infrastructure, services and opportunities in a manner which will instill community pride while giving a vibrant, socially and economically sustainable environment for businesses and families.

New Cat Laws from November 2012

The Cat Act 2011 requires the identification, registration and sterilisation of domestic cats, and gives local governments the power to administer and enforce the legislation.
The legislation will take full effect from 1 November 2013 and provide for better management of the unwanted impacts of cats on the community and the environment, as well as encourage responsible cat ownership.

What does this mean for you as a cat owner?

From 1 November 2013, the full Cat Act 2011 took effect and requires all cats that have reached 6 months of age to be:

  • Microchipped;
  • Sterilised; and
  • Registered with the relevant local government

Cats are required to wear a collar and registration tag to ensure that owned cats can be easily identified and returned to their owner.

Licences are due for renewal on 1 November each year, expiring on 31 October the following year. Registrations are available for a period of 1 year, 3 years or lifetime.

Registration Prices

  1 Year  3 Years  Lifetime
Standard Cat $10.00 $42.50 $100.00
Pensioner Cat  $10.00 $21.25 $50.00

Local Governments have the power to seize stray cats. A fee is payable to the local government to release the cat/s.

The Shire of Kulin understands that as some cat owners may have had their cat sterilised or microchipped some time ago, not all cat owners will still have the documentation to prove this. In this circumstance, a Statutory Declaration can be completed and handed to the Shire as documentation to prove this.

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