Cat Information

In accordance with The Cat Act 2011 all cats that have reached 6 months of age must be registered, microchipped and sterilised. 


The registered owner of a cat must be at least 18 years old. Cats may be registered for one year, three years or lifetime.  Cat owners must provide a certificate of sterilisation from a veterinary clinic and microchip number when registering a cat.

Registration Costs

1 year

3 years






Registrations expire the following 31 October, regardless of when the cat is actually registered.

Eligible pensioners are entitled to a 50% concession - Current Pensioner Concession card must be presented upon payment to claim a discounted registration fee.

New Cat Registration

Pay Your Registration Renewal Online

To renew your cat registration online, you will need your Account Number which is shown on the application renewal of cat registration sent to you.

Pay Your Renewal online

Responsible Cat Ownership

The Shire of Dardanup encourages responsible cat ownership. There are a number of practical ways that you can contribute to being a responsible cat owner. These include:

  • Keeping your cat confined to your property
  • Keeping your cats registration and microchip details up to date

Should any details regarding the registration of your pet change, please contact the Shire of Dardanup office or complete the online form – Change of Recorded Information – Pet.

You will find some more helpful information in the brochure link below:

Responsible Pet Ownership Brochure


To assist with the cost of sterilising your cat, the Shire of Dardanup has a limited number of vouchers which can be used to reduce the costs of cat sterilisation.

Vouchers are available at the Administration Centre – Eaton and Dardanup Office.

Maximum Number of Cats

The maximum number of cats allowed without a permit is two. To apply for a permit to keep more than two cats (maximum of four cats over the age of six months) submit an application form. There is a $140 application fee.

Application Form to Keep Three (3) or More Cats

Animal Control Cages

The Shire has a limited number of animal control cages that are available for the Shire of Dardanup residents use.  Payment of a refundable $150 bond is required before the animal control cage can be collected.

Only Shire Rangers are authorised to impound and remove cages.

Trapped animals are to be treated humanely at all times.

Impounded Cats

If the owner of an impounded cat is identified they will be notified and will have seven working days to claim their cat. The pet owner will need to pay a poundage fee and daily sustenance prior to the cat being released from the Animal Management Facility.

Unregistered cats must be microchipped, sterilised and registered before being released to their owner.

Once the fees have been paid, arrangements will be made by the Ranger to meet the cat owner at the Administration Centre, Eaton Office Monday to Friday.

If an owner is not identified, details of an impounded cat will be published on the Lost Animals webpage.

If not claimed within three working days unclaimed cats will be assessed by SAFE to see if they are suitable for rehoming.

Related Information

Ranger Contact Details

P:    08 9724 0307 (24 hours)

Ranger hours: 8am – 4.30pm Monday - Friday

Outside of office hours, your call will be diverted to a call centre operator who will pass your contact details to a Duty Ranger if necessary.

Rangers will attend to emergency after-hours matters only.