Rangers Phone Number: 9400 4960
Ranger Services deal with the following issues:
The unauthorised parking of vehicles in ACROD bays, no stopping areas and on residential verges creates significant public safety issues and can result in an infringement.
Rangers regularly patrol all areas within the City’s boundaries – except for the City Centre - to ensure safe parking conditions are maintained.
All dog owners have a responsibility to ensure their dogs are registered and are not left to wander at large in public places.
Rangers are authorised to investigate all offences under the Dog Act (1976) and conduct regular patrols of the City’s parks and designated animal exercise areas.
The City encourages responsible cat ownership which will provide better control and management of stray and unwanted cats. The Cat Act 2011 requires that all cats over the age of six months must be sterilised, microchipped and registered.
Property owners must clear firebreaks by 31 October each year and maintain them until 31 May the following year.
Rangers inspect all vacant properties during this period to ensure the required work has been carried out. Firebreaks assist by providing access for fire fighting appliances and an area for back burning.
Fire Alerts and Warnings
The DFES website provides live public information of any fires of significance within the state. Please note that not all fires will be listed on the DFES website and it is recommended that the public contacts DFES directly on 1300 657 209 for more specific information regarding localised or smaller fires within the City.
Abandoned vehicles are not only unsightly, they are often parked in unsafe locations and are targeted by anti-social behaviour. Rangers patrol the City’s streets to ensure abandoned vehicles are removed quickly.
The unauthorised dumping of litter and household waste within the City’s reserves and public places is a health risk and costly for ratepayers. The City’s Rangers investigate all offences relating to unauthorised litter dumping and will prosecute offenders who fail to dispose of their rubbish in a responsible manner. Prescribed offences and penalties for littering is a minimum of $200.00 for an individual and $500.00 for Body Corporate. Fines of $500.00 apply to the dumping of litter that creates a public risk e.g. drugs/chemicals, broken glass, tyres, batteries and needles.
Off-road vehicles are not permitted within the City’s boundaries. Under the Control of Vehicles (Off-Road Areas Act) 1978 all vehicles of this class must be registered and can only be driven or ridden on private property with the permission of the property owner. Rangers patrol all reserves within the City to monitor this unauthorised activity.
The incorrect placement of portable and A-frame signs on footpaths, median strips and verges is not permitted under the City’s Signs Local Law (1999). Signs placed in this manner are not only a distraction to traffic, they degrade the amenity of the area and pose safety risks for the general public. Officers liaise with all businesses within the City to ensure the correct placement of portable signage. The City's Signs Local Law does not allow for advertising signage to be place in public areas however Home Open signs are considered directional signage used solely for the direction of people to a premises (home open) and accordingly they can only be placed out 30 minutes prior to and 30 minutes after a home is open for inspection. Any longer than this period is considered advertising not directing and is an offence.
Wildlife on Roads
From time to time, wildlife such as kangaroos find their way on the City’s roads which can potentially be harmful to the animal. It can also cause a danger to others, particularly road users that may not see or be aware of the animal on a road. In instances where wildlife is seen on roads, it is recommended that contact be made with the Department of Parks and Wildlife on 9474 9055 or the WA Police on 131 444, so that the animal can be removed or the traffic hazard identified.
Verges are governed by the City of Joondalup Local Government and Public Property Local Law 1999. If is an offence to obstruct a verge, footpath or public thoroughfare. Applications for verge treatments are a required by the City. Examples of verge obstructions are bollards, basketball hoops, bricks, rocks and stakes.