Serving the Cat Fancy since 1928 !

The setting up of the The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy Australia and Victoria Inc. in 1928, the third in the world, was a progressive, forward-thinking move and we intend to continue in the same way. We are a happy group, who help each other in many ways, from setting up and pulling down shows, to sharing knowledge and experience.We have 4 affiliated clubs who run their own shows throughout the year, for more information about the clubs check out the Cat Clubs page.

Current News & Upcoming Events

Webinar on Wednesday August 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM Melbourne time hosted by Orivet 

‘Using DNA discoveries to understand cats with white, silver, golden, dilute colours and patterns’

with Dr Kerry Fowler

Kerry will give an overview of the genes responsible for feline coat colour and patterns.   The talk will focus on DNA testing for particular coat colours and patterns.  It will include discussion about how melanocytes and their gene products interact with one another to form colours and patterns such as white, bicolour, van, gloving, silver, golden and dilute varieties.

Dr Kerry Fowler Grad Dip Ed, MSc, PhD is an All breeds Cat Judge with Governing Council of the Cat Fancy of Victoria and the Australian Cat Federation.   Kerry is also Author of Meow A Genetic Concert for Cats and co-author of over 50 peer reviewed scientific publications;
invited Speaker in the fields of feline appearance and genetics and a founding Trustee of Feline Health Research Fund.

Please read and download GCCFVs Social Media Policy  

This will affect all members of GCCFV

Please read and download GCCFVs code of Practice
Guidelines for the care and Management of breeding cats within the applicable Organisation.
These Guidelines apply to all GCCFV Members who have 9 or less fertile female cats.


For all the Government Legislations and Rulings that our breeders need to comply with please go to:  and download the relevant links and information.  Below are a couple of the important links:


Members Information
Next General Meeting
Due to not holding the GM after the AGM on 7/07/2018 the next General Meeting will be held on:
Saturday 11/08/2018 at 1 pm
Stamford Hotel,
Cnr Wellington and Stud Roads, Rowville

Find a Breeder

Our breeders are required to abide by the Code of Ethics of GCCFV as well as state legislation. Visit our page devoted to our breeders to find one in your area.

The statement of Purposes of GCCFV is:
i) To promote in every way and foster interest in the general welfare of all cats and kittens
ii) To promote responsible pet ownership
iii) To keep registers and stud books and provide for the registration of cats and breeders’ prefixes and other records
iv) To set standards and breeding guidelines for the breeding of pedigree cats
v) To make regulations for the day to day running of GCCFV vi To set By-Laws for the running of cat shows
vii) To run cat shows and make awards at cat shows
viii) To award titles to qualified cats
ix) To hold instruction classes for judges, stewards and others
x) To appoint judges, stewards and others as required
xi) To accept affiliation from clubs
xii) To become a member or affiliate of other bodies
xiii) To accept membership from interested persons
xiv) To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire real estate and to sell, lease or otherwise dispose of it.
xv) To hold money in accounts in banks or other financial instutions or to hold shares or securities of any kind
xvi) To act as a trustee
xvii) To carry out any other activities deemed beneficial to cats

Visit a Show!

GCCFV affiliate Clubs hold show regularly throughout the year.

Why not take an afternoon to meet the breeders and watch the cats and kittens being judged.

For more information, go to our calendar page.

Feline Genetic Disease Screen is only $85 and screens for ALL relevant diseases from the one sample.
(PKD, HCM, SMA, Familial Episodic Hypokalamic Polymyopathy, GM2, Mucopolysaccharodosis, Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency, Niemann Pick Disease)
Single test price has changed to $45
Some Kits are available from the GCCFV Secretary.



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