Keeping your cat safe

Cats make wonderful pets and bring pleasure and company to many families. However, if they’re not responsibly cared for and left to roam, they can:

  • Create a noise nuisance by fighting over territory or seeking a mate;
  • Spray their urine to mark their territory and may bury their faeces in the gardens of neighbours;
  • Get injured by cars or fights with other animals;
  • Have unwanted litters; and
  • Attack native wildlife.

We are committed to protecting our significant environmental areas. In some cases these areas connect to residential subdivisions where cats are not permitted to roam. Properties within these subdivisions have a requirement to keep cats contained within the property at all times. If your property is one of these, this will be noted on your property title.

With the right enclosure, toys and environment, your cat can live a happy and healthy life contained in your property. Simple, cost effective solutions to keeping your cat safely contained can be found in this factsheet There is also more information is available on the RSPCA website

Cats must be microchipped and registered so if they do happen to get out of your property, they can be easily returned to you. If you need more information on keeping your cat safely contained, please contact council on 6023 8111