Council’s By-law limits cat ownership to two cats per property. We encourage anyone with a cat to ensure it is desexed, wears identification (name and phone number) and is kept on your property so it prevents breeding freely and hurting local native wildlife. Although legislation does not make it compulsory for you to identify your cat, if it is not wearing identification it could be trapped and removed as a stray.
For more information on responsible cat ownership, please visit the Good Cat website
People are entitled to catch nuisance, feral and uninvited cats on their property. Traps can be hired from the Animal Welfare League (AWL). If a cat is trapped and has no sign of identification it must be taken to the AWL Shelter within 12 hours of its capture. If the cat has identification then it must be returned to its owner or released.
Guidelines are in place for the keeping of poultry to prevent rodent infestations, odours and any risks to health from occurring in the community. If these conditions do occur, Council can take legal action under the Public & Environmental Health Act 1987.
Download the guidelines: Poultry Guidelines 2016(472 kb)
For further information and advice on keeping animals on your property, or if you are ever unsure, please contact us on 8256 0333, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.