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Cat Management in Tasmania



New legislation relating to owning, breeding and controlling cats came into effect in Tasmania on 1 July 2012. Domestic Cat

Domestic cats are a part of many households and are a valued companion pet to many people. The Tasmanian Government promotes responsible pet ownership and the Cat Management Act 2009You are now leaving our site. DPIPWE is not responsible for the content of the web site to which you are going. The link does not constitute any form of endorsement and the Cat Management Regulations 2012You are now leaving our site. DPIPWE is not responsible for the content of the web site to which you are going. The link does not constitute any form of endorsement encourages owners to have their pets desexed and microchipped.

Under the Act only registered breeders are permitted to breed cats. Cats sold or given away must be more than eight weeks old, desexed and microchipped. The Act also introduces powers to trap, seize or destroy stray and feral cats in certain circumstances and gives land owners and managers the statutory power to control cats found on their land.

Over many years, a feral cat population has become established in Tasmania. DPIPWE is responsible for coordinating efforts to better understand and reduce these impacts. A statewide plan is being developed to support these efforts. As part of this, the Invasive Species Branch (ISB) is consulting with key industry and community groups.


The following fact sheets are available for download:

Download Cat Ownership in Tasmania - Fact Sheet as a PDF  Cat Ownership in Tasmania - Fact Sheet
(PDF: 281 KB / 1 page) 
 

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Download Feral Cats in Tasmania - Fact Sheet as a PDF  Feral Cats in Tasmania - Fact Sheet
(PDF: 281 KB / 1 page) 
 

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