Cats nuisance

The City encourages responsible cat ownership to reduce the impact of cat mating and negative behaviours on your neighbours.  

There is no local law relating to keeping cats on your own property. Rangers do not chase or are actively involved in trapping of cats.

Cat trapping

There are some measures you can take if you are experiencing nuisance cats on your property.

Rangers can hire out cat traps from the Animal Management Facility to residents. A deposit of $100 is required, this is fully refundable by cheque when the trap is returned.

When you pick up the trap, a Ranger will show you how to set up the trap. The Rangers will also outline welfare guidelines you must adhere to when trapping.

Rangers will collect the cat(s) from your property between 8.15am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

We ask you do not set the traps on the weekends due to possible delays in the Rangers being able to collect the cat. 

Impounded cats

All impounded cats are checked for a registration tag and scanned for a microchip. Those cats which do not have any of these details, or we are unable to get hold of the owners will be impounded.  

Cats which are impounded need to be sterilised and microchipped before being released from the pound. In some situation we will accept an appointment letter from your vet for these procedures to be done. A cat control notice will be issued and followed up by the Ranger.

More information

For more information please contact us.

For information on impound fees please see our Lost cats and dogs (Animal Management Facility) page.

Page Last Reviewed 5 September 2019