Cat Registration - First Time

Registering your cat for the first time

All domestic cats over six months old in WA must be sterilised, microchipped and registered within the City.

The City promotes lifetime registration.

View the steps below on how to register your cat with the City of Cockburn

How do I register a cat? 

  1. 1. Prepare your documents

    • Your cat's 15 digit microchip number
    • Your cat's Sterilisation Certificate, (proof is required – either a Sterilisation Certificate signed by the Vet, or a signed Statutory Declaration. The Microchip Certificate if not sufficient)
    • ​​Your pension/seniors card, if applicable (A copy of a valid concession card must be provided to obtain the concession rate.  Health Care Cards are not accepted).​
    • Payment is due at the time of application.
    Length of registration Cost of Sterilised cat ($) 
    1 Year  $20 ($10 Pensioner Concession)
    3 Year  $42.50 ($21.25 Pensioner Concession)
    Lifetime $100 ($50 Pensioner Concession)
  2. 2. Complete your registration

    Please note: One Registration Application is to be completed per cat.  Please do not submit duplicate registration application for same cat.

    All cats that are on the property must be registered.

    Within 5 minutes of completing your application you will receive an email requesting you to make payment for the registration. Payment must be made on the day you submit your Application.

  3. 3. Make your payment

    • Go to your email requesting you to make payment and open the attachment. Select the blue 'Make Payment' link.

    • If you do  not receive a request to make paymet email, plesae contact Ranger Services by email or on 08 9411 3444. Please allow 5 minutes after completing your application to receive your email requesting you to make payment. Playment is required at the time of application.

    • ​You will be contacted if the payment or correct documents have not been provided. Failure to provide this information after requested may result in a Caution email and then a posted Infringement.​
    • Once your Application has been assessed, payment has been received and all required documents provided, you will receive an email advising you that your Application has been completed.
  4. 4. Receiving your tag

    Once your payment has been verified and your Registration Application has been completed, a tag will be posted to your address.

    If you have not received your tag within two weeks, please contact Ranger Services on 08 9411 3444.

Register your cat now

Transfer of existing cat registrations to the City of Cockburn

If you are moving into the City of Cockburn and your cat is already currently registered with another Council. Please complete the Online Animal Transfer from another Council. Once completed we will confirm all details with your previous Council and post you out one of our tags.


Frequently Asked Questions

I don't know my cats microchip number
Every cat must be microchipped. Your Vet can let you know the microchip number if you have misplaced it.  Your local Vet can implant a microchip for your cat.
I need to register my cat and my dog
New cats and dogs can both be registered online. 
Renewal of cat registration
Registrations expire on October 31st each year. Lifetime registrations are exempt and will not expire. You will receive a Renewal
Form by post before your cat's registration is due to expire.

If you have not received your renewal form by October 31st please contact Ranger Services on 08 9411 3444. 
What should I do if my address has changed, or if my cat has a new owner or has passed away?
You will need to complete a Change of Animal Status Form for any changes that occur for you or your dog. If your dog has been sterilised please provide the Sterilisation Certificate as well as the completed Change of Animal Status Form. Only the owner can request changes to a registration.

Related Documents

Document name Downloadable files
Animal Management and Exercise Plan 2020-2025PDF document



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