Companion Animals Act 1998 No 87
Current version for 5 December 2019 to date (accessed 5 August 2020 at 00:39)
Part 2A Division 1 Section 11B
11B   Annual permit required for cats that are not desexed
(1)  A permit is required to own a cat that is 4 months old or older, unless the cat is desexed.
(2)  The owner of a cat that is not desexed and for which a permit is required is guilty of an offence if a permit is not in force in relation to the cat.
Maximum penalty—50 penalty units.
(3)  The following grace periods apply to an offence against this section—
(a)  the period of 2 months after a cat reaches 4 months of age,
(b)  the period of 2 months (or any other period prescribed by the regulations) after a person acquires ownership of a cat.
(4)  A person cannot be proceeded against, and a section 11E notice cannot be issued, for an offence committed in relation to a cat during a grace period for an offence against this section if the person duly applies for a permit for the cat by the end of the grace period.