Ranger Responsibilities

Rangers uphold community law, enhance and promote public safety by investigating, issuing infringements and enforcing breaches of various State and local laws.

Rangers can assist with matters such as:

  • Dog control
  • Off-road vehicle control
  • Parking control
  • Litter control
  • Camping
  • Stray and wandering stock
  • Abandoned vehicles and shopping trolleys
  • Graffiti
  • Litter Control
  • Signs in public places
  • Verge obstructions
  • Kennel establishments
  • Firebreak and fire hazards
  • Education programs

Contacting The Ranger Services

Council has entered into a Resource Sharing agreement with the Shire of Murray to provide its Ranger Services and the Ranger can be contacted on 9531 7709. Outside normal business hours, during weekends and public holidays, residents should note that after hours service is only available for emergencies in which there is danger to the public and only if there has been a major dog attack or if there is stray stock on the roads. 

Native Wildlife

The Shire of Waroona does not directly deal with wildlife issues, however further information can be obtained from the Department of Parks and Wildlife by visiting their website: http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/plants-and-animals/animals


Council's Ranger is responsible for the enforcement and administration of a number of State Statues and Council Local Laws throughout the Shire.

The administration of these Statutes and Local Laws include investigating complaints, providing public education and awareness and the issue of Infringement Notices or instigation of Prosecutions for non-compliance.

The State Legislation administered and enforced by the Rangers include the following:

  • Local Government Act 1995
  • Local Government Miscellaneous provisions Act 1960
  • Dog Act 1976 & regulations
  • Cat Act 2011 & regulations
  • Litter Act 1979 & regulations
  • Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Act 1995 and regulations 1997
  • Bush fires Act 1954 & regulations
  • Control of vehicles (off road areas) Act 1978

In addition to the State Statutes Council's Ranger administer and enforce a number of various Local Laws, which have been adopted by the Council.

Council's Ranger can be contacted on 9531 7709.