Ranger Services

Rangers are only available after hours for URGENT issues which are dog attacks in progress OR stock on roads.

Please call 0427 699 701 if it is after hours and is one of the two issues above. Ranger Services is available during office hours of 8:30AM to 4:30PM on 9576 4600.

If you have lost an animal after hours, please leave a detailed message (provide all details on the animal and your contact details) on the message bank or send an email to chatter@chittering.wa.gov.au and we will contact you should we find your animal.

How can Ranger Services assist me?

Rangers are Authorised Officers under the Dog Act 1976Cat Act 2011Bush Fires Act 1954 and Litter Act 1979.

Under this legislation, the Rangers are able to deal with the following types of issues:

  • Missing or found domesticated animals (dogs and cats)
  • Dog attacks
  • Nuisance dogs (excessive barking)
  • Dogs wandering
  • Stock wandering
  • Illegal dumping and littering
  • Permits to burn (during the Restricted Fire Season)
  • Unauthorised burning 
  • Abandoned vehicles on Shire roads
  • Rural numbering


As a general rule, Ranger Services are unable to assist with injured wildlife, however if they are available to attend they can assist with the following (other types of jobs will take priority):

  • Euthanise mortally wounded kangaroos - Rangers will require permission from the landowner if the kangaroo is situated on private land.
  • Relocation of snakes - Rangers are trained to be able to relocate snakes, however the landowner is required to watch the snake until their attendance.

If you have found an injured animal (reptiles, birds, echidnas etc.) please contact Chittering Wildlife Carers or call the Parks and Wildlife Service Wildcare Helpline on 9474 9055.