Adelaide, and Australia in general are slowly moving towards cat curfew and registration laws. These are aimed to:

  • Encourage responsible cat ownership,
  • Reduce the number of unwanted cats being bred,
  • Allow for cats found in a public place or on private property to be seized, and
  • Assist with reuniting of lost cats with their owners.

To be compliant with the new cat laws, all cat owners must ensure their cat is:

  • Microchipped
  • Sterilised and
  • Registered with the local council

For up-to-date rules please see your local council website.