Cats and other animals


Cats make excellent pets and companions, but are also hunters that are a threat to native wildlife.

The State Government Department of Primary Industries, Water and the Environment (DPIPWE) publishes helpful information about cat management on its website, including information about:

  • responsible cat ownership
  • breeding and selling cats
  • the current draft Tasmanian Cat Management Plan.

Visit the DPIWE’s website’s Cat Management webpage.

We don’t register cats, or have any specific procedures for cat management. 

Other animals

We have rules for keeping animals other than dogs, such as horses and other farm animals.

The rules address things such as:

  • keeping horses or stock in stables (including getting a stable licence – PDF)
  • keeping farm animals (including getting a permit to keep a farm animal – PDF)
  • how we deal with nuisance caused by animals
  • restrictions on keeping certain types animals (including roosters)
  • your obligations to deal with pest animals.

The rules are set out in the Glenorchy City Council Animal Management By-Law (No. 1 of 2014) (PDF).