Cats, roosters and other animals


Cats should be registered via DACO website (Dogs and Cats Online) using the mandatory microchip number. This is free - Council does not charge a cat registration fee. 
Your cat's microchip number should be provided by your vet, microchip implanter, shelter or breeder. If you don't have a record of the microchip number, contact who you bought or adopted the cat from. 

Mandatory microchipping and desexing

All cats must be microchipped by 12 weeks (3 months) of age. This applies to all cats unless exempted by a vet. All cats born after 1 July 2018 must be desexed by a vet before 6 months of age, or within 28 days after an owner takes possession of a kitten.  

We strongly encourage responsible cat ownership and cat owners should ensure their cat/s do not stray onto other people's properties as this may be considered a nuisance and complaints may be lodged with Council.

Cat owners who have recorded their cat's microchip number via DACO website will receive a notice each July to remind them to log in and check their details are up-to-date.

To update cat details go to DACO website and:

  • Select Register
  • Select Renew registration
  • Enter the renewal code and surname
  • Check the personal details are correct
  • Check the cat details are correct
  • Add any new cats and/or dogs

Birds and poultry

Hens - including chickens, ducks, geese, pheasants and turkeys of either sex over the age of four weeks, can be kept on residential properties.

Birds such as roosters, peacocks, galahs, sulphur-crested cockatoos, ducks and corellas are not recommended for keeping in or adjacent to residential areas. However, subject to adhering to the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act, specifically in relation to noise created by animals, such animals are permitted.

Animal complaints

For ongoing animal complaints, complete the Animal or bird nuisance form(PDF, 86KB) detailing the behaviour that is causing the nuisance and return to Council. Without this information we are unable to investigate the matter.

Report a dead animal in a public place