To contact Ranger Services during business hours (Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm) please telephone 9576 4600 and press 3.
For urgent issues such as dog attacks, stock on a road etc, Ranger Services can be contacted out of business hours, on weekends and public holidays by calling the Ranger Services Message Service on 0427 699 701. A message will then be sent by pager to the Ranger who is on-call and the Ranger will contact you as soon as possible.
Note: Shire Rangers cannot handle out-of-hours noise complaints. For these residents need to contact Gingin Police on 9575 5600
Did you know that our Rangers don’t just look after dogs? The Shire of Chittering Rangers have to initiate, coordinate and implement enforcement of the Dog Act, Bush Fires Act, Off Road Vehicles Act*, Litter Act, Local Government Act (in respect of stock control) and other miscellaneous legislation in accordance with Council policy to ensure the protection of amenity for residents of the Shire. So they:
- assist with the management and support of the Chittering Bush Fire Services, working with the Brigades Fire Control Officers;
- serve as authorised officer under the Dog Act 1976, where appropriate impound dogs, issue warning and infringement notices on offending dog owners, investigate dog attacks and any other matters under the Dog Act 1976;
- serve as an authorised officer under the control of Off-Road Vehicles Act and to investigate any complaints relating to off-road vehicles and to take the necessary action*;
- serve as an authorised officer under the Litter Act 1979, issue warnings and infringement notices to offending persons as and when the need arises;
- serve as a Ranger pursuant to Section 450 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1960 and to assist wherever stray stock needs to be impounded, auctioned off;
- perform the enforcement of other relevant Acts and By-laws such as Hawkers and Abandoned Vehicles;
- attend Court to give evidence as and when required in relation to any of the above duties;
- erect rural numbering in accordance with budget provisions;
- attend call outs as required in relation to stock, bush fire and dog control;
- provide courier service for staff for collection and delivery of commodities as required;
- act as RSPCA Officer for the Shire of Chittering, including the destruction of stock, dogs, blind kangaroos etc as required;
- and of course any other duties designated by Council subject to Award Provisions Local Government Industry Award 2010.
*Click here to download our Off Road Vehicle Information brochure.
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