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The number of cats you can keep on your property depends on your property size.  The table below shows how many cats you can keep under our Local Laws.

Type Property size (square meters) Without animal keeping approval With animal keeping approval
Domestic cats Units, Townhouses, Multi-Dwelling Premises including retirement / mature age villages 2 desexed cats Not applicable
0 to 350 2 desexed cats Not applicable
351 to 2,000 2 desexed cats 4 desexed cats
Over 2,000 4 desexed cats Not applicable
Foster Carers Subject to Council approval and special conditions.
Recreational Cats (eg. Show cats) Subject to Council approval and special conditions.
Registered Breeders Conditions apply to breeding of cats, please see Animal Breeding for more information.

To apply for an Animal keeping approval, please see Animal keeping local laws and permits.

If you rent a property, have a body corporate or live in a retirement village you will need to get approval from your landlord, body corporate or the management of the retirement village to lodge with your application.

You may need a development approval if you want to keep more cats than an animal keeping approval allows. For more information please see Development in Logan.

The benefits of desexing your cat

All cats living in Logan need to be registered, microchipped and desexed. This helps to:

  • stop cats from breeding
  • minimise the nuisance caused by cats wandering
  • reduce the spread of disease
  • protect the native birds and animals that were being hunted by cats

We offer discounted registration fees for desexed cats. For registration fees, please see Pet Registration.

General requirements

As a responsible pet owner, you must make sure your cat does not cause:

  • a build-up of animal faeces
  • breeding or harbouring of flies or vermin
  • damage to property
  • harm to human health or safety
  • nuisance
  • significant disruption or annoyance to your neighbour’s.

Your cat must be in a cat carrier or harnessed when in a public place.

For more information about cat enclosure requirements, please see Cat and dog enclosures and wandering animals.

Foster carers

Foster carers may keep up to nine cats for a determined length of time with approval from us. 

Foster carers registered with other relevant agencies must get approval and abide by our Subordinate Local law 4.1. For more information about the approval process please call us on 07 3412 3412 or email us at   

For more information about Animal Keeping Local Laws, please visit Local Law No. 4 (Animal Management) 2002, or Subordinate Local Law No. 4.1 (Animal Management) 2002.