Trapping a nuisance animal for removal from your property

Is a stray cat, rat or possum living on your property? We provide information and assistance about animal trapping and removal.

You can access our cage hire program in order to trap nuisance animals on your property. Cages may be hired from our Noarlunga office for periods of up to two weeks. Hire fees of $13.40 per week for cat/possum cages or $11.00 per week for rat cages.  Waiting periods of up to four weeks for cages may apply and bookings are required.

When a cage is available, we will contact you with information about collecting the cage. Please remember to bring a method of payment for hire fees and proof of permit (if hire is to catch a possum). A cage may be hired for a maximum of 14 days before you must return it to us.

To hire a cage, please select one of the tabs below.

Cats

You can book a cage to trap nuisance/stray cats. Trapping should only be considered as a last resort. 

Requirements for the humane handling of a trapped cat exist under the Animal Welfare Act 1985. Advice on the humane cage trapping of cats must be followed and can be found below:

Humane cage trapping of cats(PDF, 160KB)

A trapped cat that is microchipped or wearing a collar must be returned to its owner or released immediately at the location it was trapped. This is a requirement of the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995.

There are things you can do to discourage persistent nuisance cats, visit Good Cat SA for proven tips and advice.

Please note:

  • A waiting period of up to four weeks for cages may apply.
  • Community Safety will contact you when a cage becomes available.
  • A cage hire fee of $13.40 for a period of 7 days applies. A cage may be hired for a maximum of 14 days.
  • If you have any queries or wish to cancel your booking, please contact Community Safety on 8384 0666.

 Online booking for cage hire

 

Rats

Rat cages are available for hire by residents to assist with eradication of localised problems.

Please note:

  • A waiting period of up to four weeks for cages may apply.
  • Community Safety will contact you when a cage becomes available.
  • A cage hire fee of $11.00 for a period of 7 days applies.
  • If you have any queries or wish to cancel your booking, please contact Community Safety on 8384 0666.

 Online booking for cage hire

 

 

 

Possums

Possums are a protected species and are territorial in nature.

Residents must obtain a permit from the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) before trapping possums. It is illegal to handle or interfere with any native animal, including possums, without a permit. For more information about possums and to obtain a permit please visit the Department for Environment and Water.

Please note:

  • A waiting period of up to four weeks may apply.
  • Community Safety will contact you when a cage becomes available.
  • A cage hire fee of $13.40 for a period of 7 days applies. A cage may be hired for a maximum of 14 days.
  • Please refer to the conditions of trapping a possum on the permit.
  • You will need to present your permit when collecting a cage from our Noarlunga office
  • If you have any queries or wish to cancel your booking, please contact Community Safety on 8384 0666.

 

Online booking for cage hire