Ranger Services

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About our rangersCouncil rangers standing beside vehicle

We currently employ three Rangers who provide coverage to the whole of the Municipality 365 days per year.

Our rangers have a wide range of duties, including:

  • animal control
  • daily operation and maintenance of the pound
  • regulation of companion animals and off-leash areas
  • issuing licences for buskers
  • inspection of overgrown land and arranging clearing
  • abandoned vehicles and other items
  • regular parking patrols
  • issuing infringement notices
  • general reporting of environmental health issues eg air, water and minor noise pollution
  • regular patrols of parks, reserves and beaches in relation to illegal camping and compliance with Council policy and relevant laws
  • alcohol-free zones and alcohol prohibited areas
  • illegal dumping incidents
  • building site breaches eg sediment control, out of hours operation, etc
  • illegal signage
  • investigating other incidents as required

The Rangers DO NOT attend to incidents involving:

Issues Contact Number
Aircraft or balloons Civil Aviation Safety
 
131 757 or 1800 074 737
Animal welfare issues

RSPCA emergencies

RSPCA

 

Animal Welfare League

1300 278 358 or (02) 9770 7555

Illawarra - (02) 4271 3410

Shoalhaven - (02) 4429 3410

(02) 8899 3333
 

Aquatic life, fish and shellfish NSW Fisheries
 

Illawarra - (02) 4295 1809 or 1800 043 536

Shoalhaven - (02) 4228 3400 or 0419 185 557

Bee swarms on private property Kel-Bee Apiaries

Amateur Bee Association

0414 972 065

0466 976 520

Bombo Quarry blasting, noise and dust complaints Office of Environment & Heritage 131 555
Dead animals on Council property Minnamurra Waste & Recycling Facility
 
(02) 4237 5148
 
Dead animals on private property Owner to remove
 
 
Insects and spiders Your local pest controller
 
 
Marine mammals

National Parks & Wildlife Service

National Parks & Wildlife Service (Nowra)

ORRCA

1300 072 757

(02) 4423 2170

24 hour hotline - (02) 9415 333

Native animals, birds and reptiles WIRES 1300 094 737
 
Sail and power boats on the ocean

Waterways (RMS)

Emergencies

132 213

000

Water mains and sewage mains Emergency service repairs

Water restrictions

General enquiries
132 090

132 090

132 092
 

 

Contact us

Our Rangers are available from 7.30am to 4.30pm daily. For emergencies after hours please leave a detailed message and your call will be assessed for priority.

Mobile 0409 917 092  
Shelter phone (02) 4237 5623
Fax (02) 4232 0555