Feral cats

Feral cats are defined as those that live, hunt and reproduce in the wild. They are the same species as domestic cats, but differ in how and where they live. Feral cats have no or very limited contact with people and are not dependent on them for food.

Feral cats hunt small mammals, birds and reptiles which comprise 100% of their food source. They are implicated in the killing and maiming of native wildlife. 

Cat owners can assist by

  • Ensuring your cat is microchipped and registered. View more details.
  • Place a suitable collar, tag and bell on your cat.
  • Keep your cat indoors, particularly at night.
  • Install a cat enclosure for exercise outdoors.

Report a cat sighting

You can report a feral cat sighting online at feralscan.org.au or by using the free FeralScan App available from AppStore and Google Playstore to report your observations. By reporting you are helping to deal with the pest problem and protect our native fauna.


Council’s Companion Animals Management Officer on 9424 0000.