If you are a resident, rat cages are available for hire to assist with the removal of vermin from your property.
For more information and assistance about animal trapping and removal, please refer to our Trapping a nuisance animal page.
If you believe you have a rat infestation which is causing a nuisance, please visit our Nuisance Impact Assessment page for further advice and information.
Rats are very adaptable animals, making their homes in houses, sheds, garages and gardens. They eat rubbish, pet food, food scraps in uncovered bins and compost heaps, fallen fruit and nuts, bird seeds and vegetables growing in gardens. Rats and mice are very widespread throughout the metropolitan area and in our community and pose more of a nuisance than a health risk.
Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to completely eradicate rats. However, as a property owner or occupier, you are responsible for controlling rats on your own property.
We can help with general rodent control and advice. For more information on identifying and controlling the breeding of vermin on your property, please download the fact sheet below on rodent prevention and control.
Rat prevention and control fact sheet(PDF, 502KB)
We will investigate situations where properties have a large accumulation of rubbish/putrescible waste or are considered to be in a squalid state. Our investigation will include a site inspection of your property, as well as the property that you are concerned about. We cannot investigate individual rat sightings or rats that are attracted to your vegetables/fruit trees etc. If you can’t adequately control rats and vermin on your property, we recommend you contact a professional pest contractor.
To book a rat cage please contact us on 8384 0666 or book online.
- 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 $12.00 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.