Within the Shire of Denmark all cats are required to be registered and microchipped.

Why do I need to register my cat?

Not only is it law under the Cat Act 2011 for all cats over six months to be registered, it is also important for both the general community and their cats that council has a record of cats and their owners. Registration allows council to provide for better facilities and conditions for responsible cat owners.

The benefits of registration are:

  • Positive identification of your cat
  • Reuniting lost or injured cats with their owners
  • Investigation and resolution of cat problems

The period of registration (or cat year) runs from 1 November to 31 October, regardless of when the cat is actually registered. Current registrations can be transferred between local councils within Western Australia.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees Standard Fees

Pensioner Fees
(50% of Standard Fee)

1 Year 3 Years Lifetime 1 Year 3 Years Lifetime
Sterilised Cat $20.00 $42.50 $100.00 $10.00 $21.25 $50.00

Complete the Online Cat Registration Form

Start your application 

Or Download a Cat Registration Form to complete offline.

You can then submit your form at the Shire of Denmark Administration 953 South Coast Hwy, Denmark WA 6333

Mon – Fri  between the hours of 9.00am – 4.00pm

What you will need to bring:

  1. Completed Cat Registration Application Form
  2. You will need to provide a certificate of sterilisation and microchip details from your vet.
  3. A current pension card (if eligible)
  4. Statutory Declaration: Animal Sterilisation (if you do not have a certificate)

Cats & Wildlife

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What do I do if I have a stray or feral cat? 

Ranger Services have a small quantity of cat traps that the Shire of Denmark residents/ratepayers can hire for a fee.

Please ensure your neighbours are informed that trapping is going to commence.

Any stray or feral cats trapped must be disposed of humanely, please contact Ranger Services.