Code of Practice for the Welfare of Cats - Australian Capital Territory


You will be required to comply with this code if you operate a business that has direct involvement with domestic cats. The code provides requirements for the minimum standards of accommodation, management and care that are appropriate for a cat based on established experience and current scientific knowledge. The code also contains requirements regarding the:

  • Desexing of a cat not intended to be used for breeding purposes;
  • Microchipping of cats; and
  • Awareness of the impact of cats on native wildlife.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 1992 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare Regulation 2001 ACT

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

City Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, Licensing and Compliance

City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

Transport Canberra and City Services

Operating address: Macarthur House,
12 Wattle Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 132281
Fax: 02 62075956