Hire of cat traps

Cat traps are available to hire by the public (residential clients and commercial/business clients) to catch stray and wild cats.

Traps are available from council's Client Service Centres in Mackay, Sarina and Mirani.

A deposit will be required per trap (refundable upon return). Please bring in a form of photo identification at the time of hire.

Should the trap fail to be returned by the due date or damaged in the hirer's possession the bond will be forfeited.

For commercial clients who have a serious stray cat issue, council recommends the purchase and use of your own cat traps as council traps can only be hired for a short period and require a bond each time.

Cats will not be collected by council, once restrained, cats should be taken to the Mackay Regional Council Pound between the hours of 11:30am - 1:30pm Monday to Friday.

Please note possums are protected species and as such are not allowed to be trapped in council's cat traps.

For more information on removing possums phone the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection on 13 QGOV (13 74 68) or visit the website on ehp.qld.gov.au.