Australian Mists began in the late 1970s. The breed is a cross of Burmese, Abyssinian, and Domestic shorthair cats creating a shorthaired cat with a spotted coat. The name was changed from ‘Spotted Mist’ to ‘Australian Mist’ in 1998 when cats with marbled coats, rather than spots, were accepted as part of the breed.



Australian Mists are very tolerant of handling, including children, and love contact with humans. They are excellent companions and will quickly become a valued member of the family. Their life expectancy is 15-20 years. They are the only breed of cat originating from Australia.


About Us: Marri Australian Mists

We’re based in the Gippsland in Victoria, Australia, and have been lovingly breeding Australian Mists for a number of years.