Cat registration - Ipswich City Council - Queensland


You will need this registration if you intend to own more than two cats.

You can keep up to four cats without registration if your property is greater than 2000m2.

If your local council requires cat registration, you will need to register your cat with your council within 14 days of it reaching 12 weeks of age, unless otherwise provided under local law. If you become an owner of a cat which is over 12 weeks of age, you will need to register your cat with your local council within 14 days, unless otherwise provided.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $261.00 Domestic cat permit.
Apply Application All $454.00 Five plus cat permit.
Renew Renewal All $266.00 Five plus cat permit.
Renew Renewal All $62.00 Domestic cat permit.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Cat permit application kit (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Local law(s) name

Local Law 6 (Animal Management) 2013 - PDF (Opens in new window)

Subordinate Local Law 6.1 (Animal Management) 2013

Application process


To register your cat, you must:

  • complete the approved application form
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Additional information

Cats must be microchipped when:

  • sold (this is the seller's responsibility)
  • given away (this is the responsibility of the person giving away the cat)
  • before reaching the age of 12 weeks (this is the owner's responsibility).

If your cat is over 12 weeks old, and you are not selling or giving it away, you do not need to microchip it.

You may have to comply with local laws regarding cat enclosures. Contact your local council for information on whether you need to meet specific enclosure requirements.

Administering agency

Ipswich City Council

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Ipswich City Council

Operating address: 50 South Street
Ipswich, Queensland 4305
Mailing address: PO BOX 191
Ipswich, Queensland 4305
Phone: 07 3810 6666
Fax: 07 3810 6731
Website: Ipswich City Council (Opens in new window)