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Your Responsibilities

Registration / Microchipping / Sterilisation

As from 1 November 2013 ALL cats over the age of 6 months are requires to be:
  • microchipped
  • sterilised; and
  • registered with the relevant local government body.

All cats must wear a collar with their registration tag attached so your cat can be easily identified and returned home quickly if lost.

Download a Cat Registration Form

Registration forms are also available at the Newman and Marble Bar Shire Administration Offices.

Cat Breeders

Did you know, even if you wish to only breed one litter from your cat, you are considered a cat breeder?

If you are a current cat breeder or wish to become a breeder you must apply for a cat breeding permit from your local government. These permits are valid for 12 months and a fee is applicable.

When a cat is sold or given away, the seller must ensure the cat is microchipped in the new owner's name and sterilised prior to transfer.

If the cat cannot be sterilised due to its health or age, the seller must provide a certificate from a veterinarian stating the reasons for the exemption. NOTE: This does not apply to cats under the age of 6 months.

How many cats can I have?

The Shire of East Pilbara has a limit of two cats per property. If you wish to keep more than 2 cats, you must first apply to the Shire of East Pilbara.



Cat Curfew

Although there is no legal curfew on cats, many organisations, including the Shire of East Pilbara, encourage cat owners to confine their cats to their premises.

Keeping your cat in at night is good for neighbourly relations and avoids the cat calling, or yowling", killing of wildlife, along with other cat related complaints.

Consideration of other people's property and the environment should be taken seriously by all cat owners.