Cat Management Amendment Bill 2019

The Cat Management Amendment Bill 2019 was introduced ​into the Tasmanian Parliament on 13 November 2019.

The Bill delivers on recommendations for legislative change identified in the ‘Tasmanian Cat Management Plan 2017-2022’​. The proposed amendments also 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 Bill and Summary of Proposed Amendments

  Cat Management Amendment Bill 2019   (457Kb)

 Summary of Proposed Amendments   (241Kb)

Freq​uently Asked Questions (FAQs)

​See the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the proposed amendments. These FAQs are also available for 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.

Submissions on the Draft Cat Management Amendment Bill 2019

The Department received 136 submissions on the Draft Cat Management Amendment Bill 2019, which can be downloaded here:

Individual submissions have been treated as public information and published on this website, unless the submission indicated that it in part, or all, should be treated as confidential.​ A number of submissions have been partially redacted and a single submission excluded for privacy reasons.

Further inf​​​ormation


Invasive Species Branch
Email: catmanage​

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