Cat Ownership

New legislation regarding the ownership of cats, known as the Cat Act 2011 is to be adapted in phases. Phase one was introduced on 1st November 2012 and phase two came into full effect from November 1st 2013.

From 1 November 2013 all cats 6 months of age and over must be:
• Micro-chipped
• Sterilised*
• Registered with the Shire of Jerramungup

You can register your cat by downloading our Cat Registration Form and returning the completed form to our office via fax, email, post or hand delivery. Or you can use our Online Cat Registration Form. Please ensure you have proof of microchipping and sterilisation to accompany your application to register your cat.

 FEES  1 Year  3 Years  Lifetime
 Sterilised  $20.00  $42.50  $100
 Unsterilised  $50.00  $120.00  N/A
 Eligible pensioners receive a 50% discount on registrations


Microchips are implanted under a cat’s skin, are about the size of a grain of rice and use a unique identification number to identify you as your cat’s owner. This makes it faster and easier for you to be reunited with your cat if your cat is missing.

Sterilised (or desexed) cats make better pets. Desexing has health and behaviour benefits, and reduces the risk of your pet contributing to the population of unwanted cats that may become feral and pose a risk to the environment and agricultural sector.

* Exemtions to this can be given if the cat is owned by a registered breeder, or by letter from a veternarian in special circumstances regarding the cats health or wellbeing.

This item was last updated on 8 September 2016

For more information contact:

Michael McManus, Ranger
Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 4.00pm
0429 351 022
08 9835 1161

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Cat Ownership