Owning a cat can give your family years of fun, but it is your responsibility to keep your pets safe, healthy and out of trouble with neighbours and other community members.

You can keep two cats on your property without needing a permit. However, you are required to apply to Council for a permit to keep more than two cats.

Council considers applications to have more than two cats on a case-by-case basis. A Council officer will discuss your application with you and will inspect your property to establish suitability.

Responsible cat ownership

As a responsible cat owner you have an obligation to care for the health and well-being of your animal. Cats can provide great joy and companionship but it does come with responsibility. You have a duty to ensure your cat's activities do not interfere with your neighbours or the environment. More

Cat registration

How to register a cat within the Cairns Regional Council area More

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Last updated: 13 October 2016