Draft Cat Management Amendment Bill 2019

​​​Have your say

The Tasmanian Government is committed to providing opportunities for community involvement in the development of Government policy and we are seeking your input on the draft Cat Management Amendment Bill 2019.

The amendments deliver on recommendations for legislative change identified in the ‘Tasmanian Cat Management Plan 2017-2022’​. The proposed amendments seek to improve levels of responsible cat ownership and welfare, provide for the effective management of cats, and reduce the potential negative impacts of cats on the community, agriculture and the environment in Tasmania.

Download the Draft Bill and Summary of Proposed Amendments:

  Draft Cat Management Amendment Bill 2019   (457Kb)

 Summary of Proposed Amendments   (241Kb)

See the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) webpage about the proposed amendments. FAQs are also available to download:

  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)   (249Kb)

The current Cat Management Act 2009 and the Cat Management Regulations 2012 are available from the Government's Tasmanian Legislation site.

How to make a submission

Submissions in writing are invited on any aspect of the proposed amendments by 5.00 pm Friday 4 October 2019.

Where possible, please type your submission into the interactive feedback form below, or provide your submission in plain English in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent.

Open or download a copy of the public feedback form:

Submissions may be lodged either by:

Email:      catmanagementact@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Mail to:    Office of the General Manager
                 Biosecurity Tasmania
                 Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
                 GPO Box 44
                 Hobart  TAS  7001

Other than indicated below, submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on this website.

No personal information other than an individual’s name or the organisation making a submission will be published.

Further inf​​​ormation

Contact: Invasive Species Branch
Email: catmanage​mentact@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Accessibility o​​​f submissions

The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information.  We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs.

Where possible, please consider typing your submission into the template provided or providing a submission in plain English in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent.

The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.

Important in​​formation to note

Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise.

In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department will treat the submission as public.

If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.

Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government.

The Department will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material. If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

The Right to Infor​mation A​​ct 2009 and confidentiality

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure.

You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.

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