The main duties performed by the Ranger are:
Impounding and releasing animals from the pound, along with responding to matters such as cattle and horses on the road and dog attacks;
Enforcing the microchipping and registration of companion animals;
Enforcing on street parking throughout the Local Government Area (LGA);
Trapping nuisance and unrestrained animals;
Monitoring and enforcing environmental matters.
This branch of the Department predominantly works under the Companion Animals Act 1998, Protection of the Environmental Operations Act 1997 and the Local Government Act 1993.
The Council Ranger can be contacted during work hours on (02) 6730 2350 or 0417 890 889 (Use this number to contact the Ranger after hours as well).
After hours Council's Ranger will only attend to emergency calls. An emergency is classified as:
A dog attack; and/or
Unsupervised livestock on a Classified (Main) Road, ie the Highway's.
Please ensure that you make after hour calls only in an emergency. All other calls can be made during business hours the following day, or Monday if on a weekend.
All calls will be answered if possible if not please leave a message and the Ranger on-call will return your call ASAP. If you leave a message and it is not an emergency please be aware that you may not receive a returned call.