Domestic and Feral Cats

Cats are valued members of many families across Victoria, however, some cats can cause nuisance in their neighbourhoods; often these cats are unregistered, unowned or wild.

In Victoria, under the Domestic Animals Act 1994, property owners and occupiers have the right to seize or trap cats when they trespass on their properties. If a cat has been on your property more than once without your permission, you may legally seize it, by containing the cat in your house, a box or by trapping the cat. Once the cat has been contained you must contact Council for collection.

Council offers a cat trap service to residents. To request a cat trap, contact our Customer Service Officers on 03 5585 9900 or 03 5392 7700 or complete the online customer request form.

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