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In July 2012, new cat management laws were introduced to Tasmania. In 2016 the Tasmanian Government released its Cat Management Plan

It has been estimated that cats kill more than 75 million native animals a year in Australia. As we live in an area abundant in native wildlife, some of which are threatened, we encourage all cat owners to understand their responsibilities as a cat owner. You can find more information here.

The introduction of the Cat Management Act in 2009 initiated new efforts to tackle cat problems in Tasmania. In 2016 the Tasmanian Government released its Cat Management Plan.
It has been estimated that cats kill more than 75 million native animals a year in Australia. Cats also can carry diseases which affect sheep, other animals and humans, such as toxoplasmosis which can cause miscarriage and birth defects.
As we live in an area abundant in native wildlife, some of which are threatened, and livestock grazing is important to our local economy, we encourage all cat owners to understand their responsibilities as a cat owner.
You can find more information from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.
For more information on feral cat management see the Biosecurity Tasmanian feral cats website

Break O’Day Council has participated as part of a statewide push to address cat management in the past and will follow implementation of the Cat management Plan to take action where possible.

Under the Cat Management Act 2009 Council can declare Prohibited Areas and Cat Management Areas to encourage responsible car care and support actions to reduce feral cat populations in accordance with the Act.  Most Crown Land is already ‘Prohibited Area’ under the Act.