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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 using the My.teatreegully website


As at 1 July 2018 all cats, from 3 months of age and older, must be microchipped. Microchipping is the most effective form of permanent identification for cats. Microchip your pet for $10
All cats born after 1 July 2018 must be desexed by six months of age or within 28 days of acquiring the cat. 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 are required to maintain their details in Dogs and Cats Online and can update their address and phone numbers, transfer a cat to another owner or advise if their cat becomes lost or deceased.  Cat owners will receive a Cat Owner Notice in early July. Registration fees are not payable for cats.

To update cat details go to Dogs and Cats Online 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

Cat cage hire

Not currently available.

Council hires cat cages free of charge for a 14 day period. A $35 refundable deposit is required.

Residents are asked to sign a hire agreement which includes notifying adjacent neighbours that they have hired a cage with the intention of catching stray cats in the neighbourhood. Waiting time for a cat cage is usually between 1-2 months.

Our cat cages are not recommended for capturing protected native fauna. Please contact Dept of Environment and Water for information.

Birds and poultry

Hens (includes chickens, ducks, geese, pheasants and turkeys of either sex over the age of four weeks) can be kept in residential properties.

Birds such as roosters, peacocks, galahs, sulfur-cresent 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.

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