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Free Q&A sessions for cat owners

Free Q&A sessions for cat owners

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

The City of Whittlesea will be running a series of question-and-answer sessions that will provide information and support to cat owners ahead of the introduction of new cat regulations later this year.

From 1 August 2023, all cats will be required to be confined to their owner’s property or under effective control when outside the property. Newly registered cats will also be required to be de-sexed.

Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson encouraged pet owners to attend a Q&A session if they had any questions about the new requirements.

“We know that confining your cat to your property can be a big change for many cats and their owners, and we are committed to helping our residents through this transition phase by providing as much information and support as we can.”

 “We will have staff from our Animal Management team on hand at the sessions to talk through the changes and the resources we have available, which includes educational information, videos, and practical tips and advice on preparing your pet and your property.”

“Cats are wonderful pets and offer companionship and enjoyment to their owners. These new requirements will support the welfare and safety of pet cats and our local wildlife.”

The free pop-up Q&A sessions will be held at the following locations:

  • Ageing Well Expo, Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre, 35 Ferres Blvd South Morang, Wednesday 21 June, 10am - 3pm
  • Westfield Plenty Valley, South Morang, Thursday 22 June, 2pm - 5pm
  • Westfield Plenty Valley, South Morang, Tuesday 27 June, 1pm - 4pm

Further pop-up sessions will be held across the municipality in coming months. For more information and support to help prepare for the cat confinement changes visit