Registering your cat provides your local council with a description of your dog, identifies you as the owner and lists contact information.
To keep your cat safe, pet owners in NSW, VIC and WA are required by law to register their cats.
In ACT and TAS, cats do not need to be registered.
Northern Territory, there is no territory-based requirements but some local governments may require registration. In QLD and SA, cats need to be registered in some council areas.
Each state has their own age requirements for registration.
For more information, please visit the RSPCA Knowledgebase and check your state/local council for any updates to legislation.
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