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Are curfews for domestic cats mandatory?

 State Yes/No Details of conditions and any associated laws
ACT No Cat curfews can be declared in a suburb or area of a suburb if there is a serious nature conservation threat as a result of cat activities in the area. Cat owners must confine their animals during a cat curfew. New suburbs will have cat containment laws in the future.
NSW No
NT No
QLD No
SA No
TAS No
 VIC No Under the Domestic (Feral & Nuisance) Animals Act 1994 Councils have power to make a local law prohibiting or regulating the presence of cats or dogs in “specified areas”. It is not mandatory. See section 42(b)
 WA No Not under Animal Welfare Act – but possibly under some local shire rules