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Desexed Cats Upon Registration Order

Version: 2.0


To encourage responsible pet ownership and reduce the prevalence of feral cats.


In exercising its powers prescribed in Section 10A of the Domestic Animals Act 1994, Council has made an Order on 4 September 2007 which imposes a condition on the registration of cats in the municipal district of the City of Casey.


Council will not, after 1 October 2007, register or renew the registration of a cat unless the cat is desexed or is exempted under the Domestic Animals Act 1994 from any requirement to be desexed.

Administrative updates

It is recognised that, from time to time, circumstances may change leading to the need for minor administrative changes to this document. Where an update does not materially alter this document, such a change may be made administratively. Examples include a change to the name of a Council department, a change to the name of a Federal or State Government department, and a minor update to legislation which does not have a material impact. However, any change or update which materially alters this document must be by resolution of Council.


The next review of this document is scheduled for completion by 30 October 2021.


Any breach of this order is dealt by way of penalty imposed under the provisions of the Domestic Animals Act, 1994.


Council policy documents change from time to time and it is recommended that you consult the electronic reference copy at to ensure that you have the current version. Alternatively you may contact Customer Service on 9705 5200.