Ranger Services

Rangers are employed by Council to enforce laws and local policies. This is important in order to protect and enhance our natural environment and protect our way of life. Please explore the FAQ’s below to find out more about Ranger Services in the Cowra Shire. 

Ranger Services FAQs

Council Rangers fulfil many roles, including:

Pollution

In relation to pollution, Rangers:

  • patrol for and respond to reports of air and water pollution.
  • Investigate pollution events and initiate clean-up actions.
  • Locate sites that have the potential to pollute and initiate action to prevent pollution occuring.
  • Patrol and respond to events of air pollution. This includes smoke and dust, backyard fires and illegal burn offs.

Litter and Rubbish

In relation to litter and rubbish, Rangers patrol for and respond to reports of littering and rubbish dumping.

Feral Animals

Rangers are responsible for controlling feral animals on Council land such as cats, starlings and pigeons.

Noise

Rangers handle all noise issues that are animal related. Rangers also deal with other noise matters such as loud music and machinery.

Stock Control

Rangers respond to all reports of stock at large in public places.  Rangers also attend truck incidents involving stock and monitor the condition of fences in our area to prevent stock escaping.

Vandalism

Rangers respond to reports of vandalism and work with Police and local security firms to reduce incidents of vandalism to Council property.

Abandoned Articles

Rangers organise the removal or impounding of discarded or lost property. Items may include cars, boats, beer kegs, signs - the list is endless.

Parking

Rangers enforce the parking laws in public streets within the Shire.

Roads

Rangers protect the road system from abuse and misuse, obstructions and danger.

Legal Action

Being in an enforcement role, Council's Rangers are authorised to commence legal action against offenders and to issue on-the-spot fines. Rangers also issue written cautions and aim to avoid legal action where possible. 

Cowra Ranger Services can be contacted on (02)6340 2052, which will be redirected to the Rangers mobile, or by contacting Council on (02)6340 2040 during normal business hours.

Sometimes the Ranger may be in a location that does not receive mobile telephone coverage, and in this instance you should leave a message when prompted and a Ranger will get back to you.

In the event of an emergency you should call Emergency on (000) or in the event of a non-life threatening emergency, you should call Cowra Police on (02)6341 5099.