Looking after your cat


You must ensure your cat is wearing its registration tag at all times. Wearing a registration tag means we can identify your pet, if it's lost. If your cat is found without a registration tag, you may receive a fine.

It's also a good idea to put your name and phone number on your cat’s collar. This can help us get your cat back to you quickly and easily.

Order replacement tags

If your cat has lost or damaged its registration tags, you can order a replacement online

Keep your cat within your property

You must keep your cat within your property at all times. By keeping your cat in your property, you can help it live up to three times longer. Your cat will not get hit by cars, get injured in a fight or catch any diseases.

If your cat is found wandering outside of your property, you may be fined.

Cat enclosures

There are a wide variety of enclosures you can buy or build for your cat. These are inexpensive and your cat will adapt well to living inside them.

Agriculture Victoria has more information about buying or building a cat enclosure.

Cat proof fencing

By installing cat proof fencing, your cat can roam all over your yard. If you have a smaller yard, this can be a cheaper alternative to building or buying an enclosure.

Agriculture Victoria has more information about installing cat proof fencing.


In case of an emergency, you can contact a Local Laws officer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Emergency situations include:

  • finding an injured cat
  • livestock wandering on the road

If you’ve lost your cat, please see Lost and found pets.

Agriculture Victoria has more information about preparing for and dealing with a pet emergency.

Problems with cats

If you are having problems with a cat or other animal, you can find some tips and strategies that may help.

More information

Agriculture Victoria has more information about how you can best care for your cat.

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