Ranger - General Information
Rangers provide a variety of services aimed at safeguarding our community, including the enforcement of numerous Acts of Parliament, Local Laws, and regulations. Rangers deal with matters such as:
- Abandoned vehicles;
- Animal control;
- Education on Local Laws;
- Fire breaks and fire hazards;
- Parking control;
- Off-road vehicles.
A dog owner is legally required to register their dog with the Shire if the dog is more than three months old. Dog registration renewals are forwarded to registered dog owners in October each year.
Pensioner concessions are available for eligible cardholders, who may register their dog(s) for fifty percent of the applicable fee. A copy of current Pensioner Concession Card or a copy of either a Centrelink or Department of Veterans Affairs 'Commonwealth Seniors Health Card' together with a Seniors Card must be produced to prove eligibility.
As an owner, you have several responsibilities as outlined by the Dog Act 1976, which states owners must ensure their dog:
- Wears a collar displaying the owner's name, address and council registration tag when in a public place;
- Be confined to the premises where it lives;
- Is held by a competent person capable of controlling a dog on a maximum two meter lead when in a public place;
- Is exercised on a leash, except in a designated area. Even in designated area, the person in control of the dog must carry a leash and use when required;
- Registered in the name of one person and that person must be aged 18 years or over.
Households in residential areas are only permitted to house two dogs.
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