Code of Practice for the Private Keeping of Cats - Victoria


You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to keep cats. The code applies whether cats are kept for personal companionship or if you operate a domestic animal business such as a pound or breeding or boarding facility for commercial breeding, display, bartering, exchange or sale.

The code outlines the minimum standards of accommodation, management and care appropriate to the physical and behavioural requirements of cats. It aims to promote better cat welfare by providing education and minimum standards for cat owners.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) 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.

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Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources


Contact details

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Licensing Officer


Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Operating address: 475 Mickleham Road
Attwood, Victoria 3049
Mailing address: PO Box 2500
Bendigo, Victoria
Phone: 03 9217 4200
Fax: 03 9217 4416