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For information regarding busking, footpath dining, events and animals see Life in Public Spaces

There are currently five Rangers employed by Byron Shire Council. They provide 24 hours coverage to the whole of Byron Shire, 365 days per year.

The Rangers have a wide range of duties, including:

  • Regular patrols of parks, reserves and beaches in relation to illegal camping and compliance with Council policy and relevant laws
  • Animal control
  • Daily operation and maintenance of the Dog Pound
  • Microchipping of Animals
  • Operation of stock pound
  • Response to emergency calls after hours
  • Issuing of Licenses for Buskers and Beach Permits
  • Inspect overgrown land and arrange clearing
  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Issuing infringement notices
  • General reporting of dangerous or unsafe situations. Rangers are aware of Council liability in relation to many situations and report any situations where it is felt Council may have some degree of liability.
  • Assist Police in joint operations within the Shire.
  • Ongoing security to Council property and plant
  • Patrolling areas where regular rubbish dumping occurs.
  • Investigating incidents.