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).
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    • 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

    If you are a registered user, please log in to eProperty opens in a new window first. If you are a new user please begin completing the Registration Application. Select the Register your cat button below. 

    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 payment email, please contact Ranger Services by email opens in a new window or on 08 9411 3444. Please allow 5 minutes after completing your Application to receive your email requesting you to make payment. Payment 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.


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Transfer of existing cat registrations into 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 opens in a new window from another Council. Once completed we will confirm all details with your previous Council and post you out one of our tags.

What are my responsibilities as a cat owner?

As a responsible cat owner, you must abide by all relevant legislation and be accountable for the welfare of your cat and the environment. Failure to comply may result in infringements being issued in excess of $200 and further legal proceedings may be considered.

Cat owners must:
  1. Abide by the Cat Act 2011
  2. Microchip and sterilise their cat
  3. Register their cat with their local Council.
  4. Wear a collar with a “current” registration tag
For more information, view the responsible cat ownership page.

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. 
My cat is registered with another Council but I have now moved into the City of Cockburn, how do I transfer my cats registration?
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 other Council opens in a new window process and identify which Council you are transferring from on the top of the form. We will confirm all details with your previous Council and post you out one of our tags.
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 if my cat is has changed addresses, has changed owners or has died?
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.

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Related Documents

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Animal Management and Exercise Plan 2020-2025 PDF document
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Contact

Address

9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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