Shire Ranger Services

The Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands Ranger Services operate from the Home Island Shire Depot. Rangers are dedicated to enforcing State Government legislation and Council’s Local Laws, covering issues such as controlling cats, vehicle offenses, animal control, litter, and parking.

For any concerns or inquiries, contact the Shire Rangers at (08) 9162 6649. If your call is not immediately answered, please leave a message, and the Rangers will promptly return your call.

Rangers on Duty:

Ranger Jamil Ibram and Assistant Ranger Lazim Yaderie are on duty from 7:00 am – 04:00 pm (Monday – Thursday) and 07:00 am – 12:00 pm (Friday).
Animal Control
The laws for animal control, which Council enforces, are set under State Government Legislation. All animals must be confined to the land on which they are kept. The Cat Act 2011 are the main laws affecting animal owners in the Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands. The Shire is developing a new Animals, Environment & Nuisance, and Cat Local Law to:

• Control cats.
• Manage other animals, the general environment, and potential environmental nuisance.
• Regulate the import of animals to the islands.
Cats causing disturbances can be addressed by:

• Communicating with neighbours.
• Obtaining a cat trap from the ranger as a last resort. The ranger will ensure humane disposal if ownership is not determined.
• The rangers are actively increasing the cat trapping and humane disposal program for stray/feral cats on Home and West Islands.
Poultry, Pigeons and Other Animals
Owners must ensure their animals remain within property boundaries and do not create a nuisance. The Shire has resumed a culling program for stray poultry.
• Designated "No Parking" areas exist in the main street near the airport.
• Adherence to parking restrictions is crucial for road safety.
• Council’s Rangers may issue fines for non-compliance.
Abandoned Vehicles
Leaving or abandoning a vehicle in public places for more than 24 hours is an offense. The Shire may impound unlawfully parked vehicles.
Vigilance is required for the Macao Paper Wasp. Report sightings to the Shire Ranger or local pest controller, Jack Clunies-Ross on (08) 9162 7793 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..     
Camping is facilitated at Scout Park and Direction Island. Permits must be obtained from the Shire before camping. Non-compliance results in penalties under the Public Places and Local Government Property Local Law.
Contact Ranger
Assistant Ranger (Lazim Yaderie): (08) 9162 6649 or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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