Trespassing and nuisance cats

Cats that are allowed to roam outdoors, especially at night can harm wildlife, cause accidents, get into fights, and even catch diseases.

Under the Domestic Animals Act, cats are not allowed to trespass on other people’s property.

We have also introduced a cat curfew where you must keep your cat/s contained to your property during the curfew times. For more information on cat curfew see out cat curfew page.

It is recommended cat owners consider purchasing or constructing a cat enclosure to ensure their cat is contained to their property.

To assist residents with nuisance or trespassing cats, Council provides a humane cat trap hire service. Cat traps can be hired from the Ballan or Darley Council Offices. For more information on cat traps see our cat trap page

If you have a trespassing or nuisance cat visiting your property, the first step we recommend talking to the cat owner. If after speaking with the owner you are still experiencing issues you can report it.

Email

Report an issue with a nuisance cat via email to info@moorabool.vic.gov.au

Please include as much information as possible, including:

  • the details of discussions with the cat owner
  • information about the trespass or nuisance behaviour
  • any supporting images you may have of the trespass activity

Phone

Report an issue with a nuisance cat by calling us on 5366 7100

Please be ready to tell us as much information as possible, including:

  • the details of discussions with the cat owner
  • information about the trespass or nuisance behaviour
  • any supporting images you may have of the trespass activity

In person

Report trespassing or nuisance cats in person at one of the following locations:

Ballan Office
15 Stead Street, Ballan
Open: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm

Darley Civic and Community Hub
182 Halletts Way, Darley
Open: Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm

Lerderderg Library
215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh
Open: Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm
Saturday 9am-2pm