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What is Oscillot?

Oscillot® is a system that is designed to keep pet cats safely and effectively contained to their own yard. Cats use a jump-grab-climb action to scale fences, Oscillot® is designed to counteract this technique by preventing the 'grab'. The system itself consists of a series of four-bladed aluminium paddles, which are mounted along fence lines between end posts containing bearings. When a cat tries to jump and scale the fence, they place a paw on the paddle, which then spins; the cat cannot get traction and falls safely back to the ground. Oscillot® is fast-becoming the most popular choice for cat owners to contain their feline family members because it is designed for DIY installation, there are no wires, cages, netting, or electric shocks, it is very unobtrusive and blends aesthetically with your yard and it is 100% Australian made and owned from high quality materials.

What is Oscillot made from?

Oscillot® is made from several components including the Paddle, Dual Knuckle Post Kit and Bracket. The Paddles are made from high quality extruded aluminium that is then powdercoated to its final colour. The Dual Knuckle Post Kit is made from long lasting, hardwearing acetal plastic that is designed to withstand outdoor weather extremes. The Bracket is made from stainless steel that is then powdercoated in a black colour finish.

What lengths does Oscillot come in?

Oscillot® is available in Cat-Proof Fence Kits ranging from 2 metres up to 100 metres. Each Cat-Proof Fence Kit is made up of Paddles which are all a standard 2 metres in length. The Paddles can be cut down to size as required. 

What colour options are available?


Where is Oscillot made?

Oscillot® is manufactured entirely in Australia


Is there a warranty on the product?



Will installing Oscillot® keep stray cats OUT of my yard?

We don't promote Oscillot® to keep cats out as such. Whilst having Oscillot® installed around the perimeter of your yard can certainly help to deter neighbouring and stray cats from entering your property, it is not fool-proof. Cats may still find a way to enter using trees, sheds, garages etc. in the neighbouring yards to get up and over the system and into your yard. 

Is Oscillot suitable for containing dogs?

We cannot recommend using Oscillot® to stop dogs from scaling fences because at this stage, there is no evidence as to effectiveness in keeping dogs contained nor has the required testing been carried out. 

Does Oscillot spin or make noise in the wind?

We cannot recommend using Oscillot® to stop dogs from scaling fences because at this stage, there is no evidence as to effectiveness in keeping dogs contained nor has the required testing been carried out. No. Oscillot has one weighted blade to prevent spinning in the wind. The paddles won't spin unless touched, even in gale force conditions.

Questions about installation

Is there a minimum recommended fence height for installation of Oscillot?

Yes. We recommend that Oscillot® be installed on fences at a minimum height of 1.80 metres or 180 centimetres. This is the height at which the system has been extensively tested and demonstrated to be effective.

Which fence types are suitable for installation of Oscillot?

At least 1.80 metres in height &

• Metal (Colorbond, Post & Rail, Good Neighbour, Galvanised

• Timber (Paling, Lap & Cap, Horizontal Slat)

• Super 6

• Walls (Masonry, Concrete, Fibro)

• Vinyl

• Composite


What can I do if I don't want to install Oscillot myself?

Although we do not offer on-site measure & quotes or installation services, we have a list of Installer contacts across Australia offering their services for the installation of Oscillot®. Click here to find an installerOur comprehensive Installation Guide contains everything your Installer will need to know.


Can Oscillot be installed on balcony balustrades/ walls?

Balcony balustrade/ fences generally are not suitable because the minimum recommended fence height for installation of Oscillot® is 1.80 metres. Balcony balustrade are generally between 1.2 metres and 1.5 metres, which is too low and Oscillot® will likely not be effective when installed at such a height. The risk is heightened when installing Oscillot® against our recommendations in an apartment or unit that is several stories off the ground, because the cat may jump up, causing the paddles to spin, the cat will become off balance and the Paddles rolling may cause the cat to fall out of the balcony, rather than back in, resulting in a long fall to the ground.

Do I need to get my Neighbours permission to install Oscillot?

We recommend that you obtain permission from your neighbour in writing if you plan to install Oscillot® on top of a shared fence. It is recommended that you check with your Local Council if you are not sure.

Do I have to get Local Council approval to install Oscillot on my fence?

Local Council approval is generally not required to install Oscillot. However, to avoid issues arising, we recommend checking with your Local Council and getting their response in writing before installing.

Questions about purchasing

How can I buy Oscillot?

Oscillot® is available for purchase online on this website for customers located in Australia. Click here to visit our online store.

Oscillot® is also available off-the-shelf at most Stratco stores in South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Click here to view Stratco stockists. We recommend calling Stratco on 1300 185 185 to check stock availability before heading in store.  

If you are located in Europe, North America, New Zealand or United Arab Emirates click here to find details of the Distributor in your region.  


Oscillot® is sold as a DIY product. Please contact us if you would like our help to work our which DIY Kit would be suitable for cat-proofing your yard, We're more than happy to work out your requirements and check out any photos and measurements of your yard so we can confirm suitability and offer any specific installation advice where possible.

Although we do not offer on-site measure & quotes or installation services, we have a list of Installer contacts across Australia offering their services for the installation of Oscillot®. Click here to find an installer.

Which payment methods are accepted?

Our online store accepts most major payment methods including VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEX, Paypal, AfterPay and ZipPay.

How would my order be packaged?

Each order is custom packed upon receiving an order to ensure that customisation is available to our customers. For example, if you have several different fence types like metal, timber and masonry; let us know when you place your order and we'll be sure to include the appropriate fixing screws for each fence type for you. Our Cat-Proof Fence Kits are packaged in heavy duty cardboard boxes and despatched with care.

Where is my order coming from?

All orders are despatched from our Head Office in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

How long will it take to receive my order?

Delivery times for orders placed on this website are as follows:

Queensland3 to 5 business days
Victoria4 to 6 business days
New South Wales4 to 6 business days
South Australia5 to 7 business days
Tasmania7 to 9 business days
Northern Territory8 to 10 business days
Western Australia8 to 10 business days

What is the refunds & returns policy?

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