|In 2011, the State Government introduced the Cat Act 2011, requiring the identification, sterilisation and registration of all domestic cats in WA. These new cat laws came into effect 1 November 2013
What does this mean for you and your feline friend?
From 1 November 2013, the full Cat Act 2011 took effect and requires all cats that have reached six months of age to be
• Registered with the relevant local government; and
• Required to wear a collar with the registration tag.
It is strongly recommended that a tag with the owners contact details is also attached the collar.
You must be at least 18 years of age to register a cat.
A cat is exempt from sterilisation if a certificate is given by an authorised veterinarian; or the cat is owned by an approved breeder for breeding purposes.
Cat Registration forms and fact sheets are available from this web page. Cat registration can be done at Customer Service counters located at:
• Civic Centre: 61 Broun Avenue, Morley - 8.30am to 4.30pm
• One-stop-shop at The RISE: 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands - 10.00am to 2.00pm
How much will it cost to register your cat?
Lifetime registrations are transferrable between Local Governments.
DISCOUNTS AND SUBSIDY SCHEMES AVAILABLE
The City of Bayswater offers to all residents a subsidy for the sterilisation of a cat. Subsidies are available at participating veterinary clinics.
How much can you save?
Non-concession card holders will receive $33.00 off cat sterilisation.
Current Pensioner Concession Cards are to be presented or please attach a copy of your Pensioner Concession Card, Veteran Affairs Card (excluding Veteran Affairs Gold Card), State Concession Card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Card together with a State Seniors Card.
• A limit of one (1) discount per eligible cat owner can be claimed irrespective of the number of cats that the cat owner may have; and
How do I claim this subsidy?
To claim this subsidy:
1. Go to one of the following City of Bayswater locations to be approved to collect the subsidy.
To be approved, you will need to bring proof of residency and your valid pension and/or concession card (if applicable).
• Civic Centre: 61 Broun Avenue, Morley
• One-stop-shop at The RISE: 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands
2. Book your appointment at one of the six (6) participating veterinary clinics (see below).
3. Present your approved subsidy scheme form to the veterinary clinic when you attend your appointment. The approved amount will be deducted from your veterinary bill.
Participating Veterinary Clinics
The subsidy schemes can be used at the following participating veterinary clinics.
2/1010 Beaufort Street, Bedford
Phone: 08 9371 2456
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday - 9.00am - 3.00pm
|Noranda / Beechboro Vet Clinic
1/36 Benara Road, Noranda
Phone: 08 9275 3021
Monday - Friday 8.30am - 6.00pm
Saturday - 9.00am - 1.00pm
|Bedford - Dianella Vet Clinic
78 Walter Road, Bedford
Phone: 08 9275 9283
Monday - Friday 7.30am - 7.00pm
Saturday - 8.30am - 3.00pm
|Maylands Vet Clinic
260 Guildford Road, Maylands
Phone: 08 9371 0005
Monday - Friday 8.00am - 6.30pm
Saturday - 8.30am - 12.00pm
|Morley Vet Centre & Cat Clinic
20 Rudloc Road, Morley
Phone: 08 9275 3000
Monday - Friday 7.30am - 8.00pm
Saturday - 8.00am - 6.00pm
|Cherry Court Vet Clinic
6 Cherry Court, Morley
Phone: 08 9378 1133
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 7.00pm
Saturdays - 9.00am - 1.00pm
The clinic is not responsible for issuing the subsidy scheme. Please contact the City of Bayswater to claim this subsidy (details listed above).
The clinic will only issue the discount on receipt of the approved subsidy scheme form at time of the sterilisation or micro-chipping appointment. The clinic will deduct the approved amount from the total of the bill upon payment.
Meow is the time…
As a responsible pet owner you are encouraged to:
• Microchip your cat.
• Sterilise your cat.
• Ensure your cat is easily identifiable by wearing a collar with name tag.
• Vaccinate your cat.
• Keep your cat confined to your property, particularly at night.
• Ensure your cat has a cosy sleeping area with food, water and a litter tray.
• Ensure your and your cat’s details are kept up to date with the Microchip Registry.