Council Rangers monitor and provide assistance in a variety of areas across Maitland.

You may come across Council's Rangers, particularly when they are out in the community following up a citizen request, examples of some of the duties they undertake on a daily basis:

  • Animal control, including regulation of companion animals and off leash areas
  • Stray livestock
  • Keeping of animals including barking dogs
  • Parking regulation including school zones, on-street parking, and some specific car parks
  • Abandoned vehicles and other items
  • Issuing infringement notices
  • Investigation of illegal dumping incidents
  • regulation of activities on Council reserves contrary to signage

To lodge a request for ranger services during business hours, please call 02 4934 9700.

After hours, for incidents where public health and safety may be compromised (such as a dog attack or stray livestock on the road), please contact Council's after hour service provider on 02 4934 700. Details will then be passed on to the on-call ranger. 

Non-urgent ranger matters can also be reported to the after hours number who will pass details on the on-call ranger to deal with as priorities allow.

Here are the best contact details for incidents outside of Council Ranger responsibilities:


Phone number

Cruelty to animals


RSPCA NSW Emergencies


1300 278 3589


Dead animals on Council propertyMaitland City Council

02 4934 9700 (during business hours)

All native animals (kangaroos, wombats, snakes etc.)NPWS (National Parks and Wildlife Service)1300 072 757
Injured native animals, birds and reptilesWIRES (Wildlife Information and Rescue Service)

1300 094 737

Loud music, revving cars etc after hours

Maitland Police Station (After hours)

02 4934 0200
3 Caroline Place, Maitland NSW 2320