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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What do Council Rangers do?

Council Rangers fulfil many roles, including:


In relation to pollution, Rangers:

  • respond to reports of air and water pollution. This includes smoke and dust, backyard fires and illegal burn offs.
  • Investigate pollution events and initiate clean-up actions.

Litter and Rubbish

Rangers respond to reports of littering and rubbish dumping.


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

Stock Control

Rangers respond to reports of stock at large in public places.  

Abandoned Vehicles

Rangers organise the removal and/or impounding of discarded vehicles.


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

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. 

Wandering Dogs

Rangers respond to reports of dogs wandering at large.

Dog Attacks

Rangers respond to reports of dog attacks.





How can I get in touch with a Council Ranger?

Cowra Ranger Services can be contacted on (02) 6340 2052

Sometimes the Ranger may be out on an urgent matter or in a location that does not receive mobile telephone coverage, 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.