Cats regularly entering your yard can be unwelcome by some residents and a source of tension between neighbours.
There a number of ways to deter cats from entering your property without harming them:
- Turn a sprinkler on briefly, cats don't like getting wet
- Try using an ultrasonic deterrent or a natural spray
- Place chicken wire or gutter guard over garden beds
- Install cat proof fencing
- You can combine 1 teaspoon of a camphorated oil product (Vicks VapoRub, moth balls) with warm water, shake well and spray around the area that you are not wanting the cat to go. The cat doesn't like it and wont go near the area.
In the instance that a nuisance cat is entering your private property and causing harm or stress to your other pets, you can hire a free cat trap from the City. These traps are designed to ensure that the cat is not harmed so it can be safely taken in by Cat Haven.
The Cat Haven will try to locate the owner and reunite them with their pet. If the owner cannot be found, the cat will be placed up for adoption after the required holding period.
To hire a cat trap, please contact the Rangers and Security team on 9272 0972 during business hours. Once an appointment has been confirmed, traps can be collected from 21 Raymond Avenue, Bayswater.
If you have concerns regarding the welfare of a cat please contact RSPCA or visit their website.
All found or impounded cats are transferred to the:
23 Lemnos Street,
Shenton Park WA 6008
If you have lost your cat, please contact Rangers and Security on 9272 0972 or 1300 360 330.
We also suggest you contact the Cat Haven, surrounding Vets and use social media if available.
In the City of Bayswater you are not allowed to have more than three cats per property, unless special permission is granted.
To apply please complete the Application to keep more than 3 cats form and mail to:
City of Bayswater
61 Broun Avenue,
Morley WA 6062
Or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, please contact the Rangers and Security on 9272 0972 or 1300 360 333.
If you would like to breed cats in the City of Bayswater you will need to apply for a Cat Breeding Permit.
Cat Breeding Permit Application
All cats sold or given away must be microchipped and sterilised prior to any sale, if the cat cannot be sterilised due to age the seller must give the new owner a prepaid sterilisation voucher.
For more information please refer to the Department of Local Government's Cat Breeder Fact Sheet.
If the status of your pet changes, such as:
- Change of ownership
- Change of address.
Please let us know by completing the Change of Cat Registration Details form or contacting the City of Bayswater Rangers and Security by:
Under the City’s Keeping and Control of Cats Local Law 2022, cats are prohibited from 42 natural areas within the City of Bayswater.
A $250 fine will be issues to owners of cats caught in one of the prohibited areas. Owners are required to pay this and any other fee associated with boarding and release of the cat
Residents who have sighted cats in any of the below prohibited areas are encouraged to report the sighting to the Rangers and Security team by calling 9272 0972 or 1300 360 330
60 Embleton Avenue, Embleton
1 Cassia Way, Morley
134 Garrett Road, Bayswater
18 Fourth Avenue, Maylands
Bath Street Reserve
3 Swan View Terrace, Maylands
2 Mary Street, Maylands
11 Eaton Place, Noranda
Browns Lake Reserve
211 Coode Street, Bedford
89 Katanning Street, Bayswater
Crimea Park (Wetland)
2 McArthur Street, Morley
Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary
129 King William Street, Bayswater
Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary West
124 King William Street, Bayswater
Evans Place Reserve
10 Evans Place, Bayswater
7 Feredy Street, Embleton
65 Wyatt Road, Bayswater
Hillcrest Living Stream
Drake Street, Bayswater
100 Coode Street, Bayswater
130 Milne Street, Bayswater
1 Purley Street, Bayswater
3 Ashfield Place, Bayswater
Jakobsons Living Stream
Walter Road West, Morley
30 Della Road, Noranda
33 Della Road, Noranda
Malaga Drive Bushland
Malaga Drive, Noranda
2 Maxwell Avenue, Noranda
48 Clarkson Road, Maylands & 2 Clarkson Road, Maylands
Maylands Jetty Foreshore
18 Fourth Avenue East, Maylands
(Lake Brearley &
Lake Brearley – Tranby Road, Maylands
Lake Bungana – De Havilland View, Maylands
Clarkson Road, Maylands
20 McPherson Avenue, Noranda
14 Marconi Street, Morley
Nora Hughes Park (Wetland)
2 Drake Street, Morley
Patterson Living Stream
1 Patterson Street, Bayswater
Peters Place Reserve (Wetland)
15 Peters Place, Morley
127 King William Street, Bayswater
Russell Street Park
95 Russell Street, Morley
33 Shadwell Way, Morley
21 Strutt Way, Noranda
Swan Lake Reserve
12B Nolan Place, Bayswater
Tranby Reserve/Peninsula Farm
2 Hardey Road, Maylands
Weld Square Reserve (Living Stream)
26 Fitzgerald Road, Morley
Wright Crescent Wetlands (Riverside Gardens, East).
28 Wright Crescent, Bayswater