Council currently has no statutory power in regards to the behaviour of cats.  The State Government has introduced legislation governing cat control.  More information can be found on the following links -
Cat Management Act 2009
Cat Management Regulations 2012

Additional cat management information is available by accessing the following information sheets:

Tasmanian Cat Legislation_2015.pdf
Cat Safe Enclosure.pdf
Desexing your cat .pdf
Keeping Cats Contained_FAQs.pdf
Keeping Cats Indoors .pdf
Nuisance Cats-2.pdf
Cats Neighbour Letter.pdf

West Tamar Council gratefully acknowledges the contribution of  Kingborough  Council for the above information.

Further information on Cat Management can be found on the Tassie Cat website

If you have trapped or found a cat, please contact the Just Cats Cat Management Facility on 03 6388 9202.


Livestock includes cattle, horses, swine, sheep, goats and deer.  Rules relating to livestock on roads are covered in the Road Rules 2009 which is enforced by Tasmania Police.  For further information or to report livestock on roads please phone Council on 6323 9300 to speak with a Municipal Inspector.




 If you do or are considering keeping poultry, please bear in mind the following:

  • Do you have the time to clean the pen/s and maintain them regularly to prevent offensive odours?

  • Do you have adequate room to prevent offensive odours?

  • Is the position of the pen going to create a nuisance to your neighbours? e.g. smell or noise


The following are some tips to aid in the successful keeping of poultry:

  • Ensure all food is stored and sealed in vermin proof container.

  • Ensure adequate clean water and shelter is available at all times

  • Regularly clean out the housing or yard to ensure all waste is removed and disposed of appropriately

  • Do not wash waste products into adjoining properties or watercourses

  • Do not overfeed or leave food scraps lying around which will attract vermin or nuisance bird species

  • Ensure the land is adequately fenced and enclosures are constructed to exclude entry of vermin. For example, install vermin proof mesh under the floor of aviaries and poultry houses

  • Limit the number of animals to a manageable size

  • If you have a rooster, you MUST ensure it does not cause a noise nuisance to neighbours 

For more information or to discuss keeping poultry, please contact Council’s Environmental Health Department at our Riverside office.


Tasmania has only three snake varieties - tiger, copperhead and white-lipped. All have the capability of inflicting a poisonous and potentially life threatening bite. If you do see a snake, stand still and it will most likely leave you alone.


Should a snake visit your house you can contact Reptile Rescue Tasmania on 0499 116 690 they have the equipment and training to remove and release it safely into a suitable area.

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