The following table shows details about curfews for domestic cats in each state or territory.
|State/Territory||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.|
|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|
The information presented here is not intended to be relied on for legal advice and you should seek advice from the relevant authority and/or a lawyer about your individual circumstances.