Invasive species fact sheet
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, 2011
Product code: BIO55.0610
About the fact sheet
The feral cat is found in most habitats across Australia. It has caused the extinction of some species on islands and is thought to have contributed to the disappearance of many ground-dwelling birds and mammals on the mainland. On islands, feral cat control is feasible, but elsewhere management is difficult due to the lack of effective and humane broadscale control techniques, and the presence of domestic cats.