About Ranger Services
City of Melvilles Rangers deal with a variety of issues that occur throughout the City including dog control, bushfire control, parking, littering and off road vehicles.
The City's Rangers, where possible, aim to resolve problems through discussion, negotiation and public education to achieve voluntary compliance in accordance with the the State Acts and Local Laws that it is responsible for administering.
In 2011/12 Rangers investigated 1243 complaints regarding dog behaviour and impounded 354 dogs,
of which 97 per cent were reunited with their owner or rehomed. There was also a total of 928 general
ranger complaints, 837 illegal parking complaints, 388 reports of abandoned vehicles and 472 illegal dumping complaints that were dealt with.
Click on the following links for more information about the following Ranger Services:
Ranger School Visits
The Rangers are available to talk at schools to inform students on the excitement of being a ranger as well as discuss a range of topics including:
- different species of animals native to the area;
- responsible dog ownership
- snake awareness and safety; and
- how to help the environment by reducing litter
Read Abbey's Story - A True story of Abbey once a pound dog now helping Ranger Services deliver the message to school students across the City of Melville.
The City of Melville employs six full-time Rangers who are on duty seven days a week from 6.30am to 8.00pm, Monday to Friday, 6.30am to 7.00pm on Saturday and 6.30am to 6.00pm on Sunday and Public Holidays (excluding Xmas day and Good Friday).
Rangers can be contacted during office hours on 1300 635 845 and after office hours on 0418 943 219.(as per the above)