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Nuisance cats

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Nuisance cats

Under the Companion Animals Act 1998, Council may issue a Nuisance Cat order if it is satisfied a cat "makes a noise that persistently occurs or continues to such a degree or extent that it unreasonably interferes with the peace, comfort or convenience of any person in any other premises or repeatedly damages anything outside the property on which it is ordinarily kept".

If you wish to report a nuisance cat, please contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 02 9392 5000 to lodge a request. Council may request you make a formal statement to support your claim of a nuisance cat. The statement outlines the dates, times, length of nuisance, location of cat when nuisance occurs and the cat's description etc.

In addition to its own investigation, Council may rely on this statement to proceed with formal action such as the issue of a Nuisance cat order or the issue of Penalty Infringement notices.

In the event formal action is taken against an alleged nuisance cat owner, witnesses may be required to give their evidence in a Court of Law. If no witness statements are received, Council may not have sufficient evidence to proceed with any formal action against the alleged nuisance cat owner.