Owners of livestock wandering onto public land, roadways or other private property may be liable for any damages or injuries caused. If Rangers impound your livestock you will be liable for poundage fees and any infringements issued.


Wildlife is managed by the Department Of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW) who have their own rangers. For more information please visit the DPAW site here.

Local Government Rangers are not trained to capture wildlife but have a list of carers and re-locators that are able to assist. 

What do I do if I see dead or injured wildlife? 

Report it to the Rangers on 9550 3777, who will able to remove or assess the situation. 
Rangers can assess whether an animal is able to be assisted medically or not. Some animals may be able to be handed over to a wildlife carer.

Who are the local wildlife carers/re-locators?

  • Mandurah Wildlife Rescue 9582 3938
  • Mandurah Just Joey Marsupial Care, Wildlife Centre - 0409 734 125

What do I do if I find an injured dolphin?

There are specialised wildlife carers that can assist with dolphins that are in distress or injured. Please do not approach the dolphin as this may distress it further causing additional injuries.

Who do I contact for assistance?

  • DPAW Wildcare Helpline - (08) 9474 9055
  • Mandurah Dolphin Rescue - 0418 947 626 or 0407 090 284

What do I do if I find an injured seabird?

Avoid handling the injured bird and call a specialised seabird rescuers

Who do I contact for assistance?

  • WA Seabird Rescue - (08) 6102 8464 
  • DPAW Wildcare Helpline - (08) 9474 9055

What do I do if I find a snake in my house or garden?

Rangers (9550 3777)  can provide you with contact details of a wildlife re-locator who will happily assist.

Please do not try to capture or kill the snake yourself -  this is when many snake bites occur.  It is also an offence to kill a snake.

Who will capture and relocate the snake? 

  • Dave Inwood (volunteer) - 0437 989 732
  • Paul Kenyon, Snakebusters Rockingham (fees apply) - 0439 941 004
  • Allison Dixon 0401 314 701
  • Kyrah-Dean Amos-Harris (donation requested) - 0452 562 407

What if I have problems with bees?

Do not disturb or agitate the hive or swarm. Leave them alone and call a professional Bee Keeper for hive removal. Swarms are usually there in passing and will move on.

Who do I contact for assistance?

  • Ross - 0427 108 506
  • Shane Maddison (Small fee payable which is donated to charity ) (08) 9534 2566 or 0448 899 357