If you are a current cat breeder or wish to become a breeder you must apply for a certificate of approval from the City.


To be eligible to breed cats you must be over 18 years of age and have sufficient facilities and a suitable premise to breed cats in a safe and ethical way.

You must also be a current member of one of the following groups and supply written confirmation of membership with your application;
  • The Cat Owners Association
  • Feline Control Council of WA
  • Australian or National Cats
To apply

An online Application for Cat Breeder form must be completed for each cat to be kept at the property - the fee is $100 per cat.

Breeder’s certificates are valid for 12 months from the date of registration.

More information

All unsterilised cats still need to be registered as per the Cat Act 2011 and can only be registered for 1 year, for information on registering cats click here.

When a cat is sold or given away, the seller must ensure the cat is microchipped and sterilised prior to transfer. If the cat cannot be sterilised due to its health or age, the seller must issue a prepaid sterilisation voucher to the new owner.

Any cat that is transferred (including those under six months) must be micro-chipped and sterilised unless they have a medical exemption. A cat does not have to be sterilised if the seller believes the cat is being transferred to an approved breeder or if a sterilisation voucher is provided. A prepaid voucher for sterilisation is used in the case where a cat is too young to have the procedure performed (before a vet will undertake the procedure).

For further information please refer to State Law Publisher -WA Cat Act, Division 4 –Breeding of Cats.
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