There is no legislation currently in Tasmania requiring the registration of cats but microchipping is compulsory for cats over the age of six months. Microchipping is available through a vet or the Ten Lives Cat Centre.
Council encourage responsible cat ownership which includes microchipping and desexing your cat and keeping your cat contained on your property to prevent your cat killing wildlife and birdlife and roaming onto other resident’s properties.
The State Government’s Department of Primary Industries, Water and the Environment (DPIPWE) publish information about cat management in Tasmania on its website, including information about responsible cat ownership, the breeding and selling of cats and the current draft Tasmanian Cat Management Plan. To view this information go to the Department's Cat Management webpage.
You will also find useful advice and resources about cats by visiting the TassieCat website. TassieCat is a statewide initiative of the Tasmanian Cat management Project encouraging responsible cat ownership within the Tasmanian community.
A stray cat can be taken to a vet or the Ten Lives Cat Centre who will scan the cat for a microchip in an attempt to return the cat to its owner.
To report a feral cat on Council land please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Council’s Animal Management Unit on 03 6238 2182.