You will require this approval if you intend to breed cats. All cats in Western Australia are required to be sterilised unless they are owned by an approved cat breeder for the purpose of breeding.
You will be considered a cat breeder even if you only intend to breed one litter from your cat.
When selling or giving away a cat, legislation states that it must be microchipped and sterilised prior to the transfer of ownership. If the cat is too young to be sterilised, you must provide a prepaid sterilisation voucher to the new owner.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this approval you must:
- Be over 18 years old;
- Have sufficient facilities, and suitable premises, to breed cats in a safe and ethical way;
- Be a fit and proper person to breed cats;
- Be a current member of a prescribed cat organisation;
- Complete the relevant application form; and
- Pay the relevant fee.
You will be ineligible for approval if you have been convicted of two or more offences under animal legislation in the past 3 years. You may also be ineligible for registration if you have been issued with an infringement notice under the cat legislation within the past 12 months.
Prescribed cat organisations are:
- The Cat Owners Association of Western Australia (COAWA);
- The Feline Control Council of Western Australia (FCCWA); and
- The Australian National Cats (ANCATS).
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Application for Approval to Breed Cats - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Cat Act 2011 (Western Australia)
Cat Regulations 2012 (Western Australia)
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