Purpose
This application is to seek approval for the keeping of one or two cats on properties within the Townsville City Council local government area.  Cat approvals expire on 31 August each year.
The cat(s) must be kept in accordance with the minimum standards for the species prescribed in Subordinate Local Law No.2 (Animal Management) 2011.  Any breach of these conditions may result in the withdrawal of the approval.
 
More information about Council's requirements is on the Animal Registration and Legislation page on Council's website.
Applicant details
 
If contact details change, please update Council and the microchipping company.
Alternative contact
Cat address
Does your cat live at the above address? *
Applicant postal address
Do you have a different postal address? *
Cat's details
Do you have a date of birth for your cat? *
Gender *
Desexed *
Do you have a second cat? *
Do you have a date of birth for your cat? *
Gender *
Desexed *
Reciprocal approval/registration
Is your cat currently approved/registered with another local government? *
If your cat is currently approved/registered with another local government, you may be eligible for a fee waiver for the current cat approval period. You must provide evidence of current approval/registration, which may include:
  • a copy of the cat approval/registration confirmation from the other council  
  • a copy of the receipt for payment of the cat approval/registration fee
  • a photo of the cat approval/registration tag.

Pensioner concession (if relevant)
 
In accordance with the 2020/2021 Animal Management Schedule of Fees and Charges, there is no cat approval fee charged for approved pensioners, conditional on the cat/s on the approval being desexed and microchipped. Approved pensioners include:
  • Queensland Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs Health Card (all conditions wthin Australia)
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs Health Card (Totally and Permanently Incapacitated).
Are you applying for a concession? *
Please provide your card number below to be considered for a fee concession.

Conditions
 
1. The approval expires 31 August each year.

2. The approval is restricted to keep up to two cats within the Townsville City Council local government area.

3. All reasonable steps are taken to prevent the cat(s) from causing a nuisance or disturbance to the occupiers of other premises.

4. Any enclosure in which the cat(s) are kept is maintained in a clean and sanitary condition, disinfected regularly and in good condition.

5. Any enclosure in which the cat(s) are kept is properly drained and that run-off is prevented from entering adjoining land.

6. Any material that is, or is likely to become offensive is collected daily and if not immediately disposed of is kept in a waste container approved by Council.

7. This approval is only valid for the person at the address stated above. You must advise Council if you change address or no longer require approval.
 
The cat(s) must be kept in accordance with the minimum standards for the species prescribed in Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011. Any breach of these conditions may result in the withdrawal of the approval.
Payment
 
A customer service officer will phone you to take payment for your cat approval application. Confirmation of approval will be forwarded by mail or email. For the current fee, see the Animal Management Fees and Charges Schedule.
How would you like to be contacted for payment? *
Privacy collection statement
 
Townsville City Council collects and manages personal information in the course of performing its activities, functions and duties. We respect the privacy of the personal information held by us. The way in which Council manages personal information is governed by the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld).
 
We are collecting your personal information in accordance with Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2011, Local Law 2 Animal Management 2011, and the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008. The information will be used to process this application for cat approval, renewal approvals, identify owners of rescued cats and inform any potential compliance actions in relation to this activity.
 
Generally, we will not disclose your personal information outside of Council unless we are required to do so by law, or unless you give your consent to this disclosure. For further information about how we manage your personal information please see our Information Privacy Policy.
Application declaration
 
By submitting this form, I declare that the particulars provided on this form are true and correct in every detail.  I agree to comply with Council's terms and conditions listed above.