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

Some of their daily duties include:
  • Animal control, including regulation of companion animals and off leash areas
  • Barking dogs complaints
  • Regulation of activities on Council reserves contrary to messaging on signs
  • Stray livestock
  • Parking regulation including school zones, on-street parking, and some specific car parks
  • Abandoned vehicles and other items
  • Investigation of illegal dumping incidents
  • Issuing infringement notices

To lodge a request for ranger services during business hours, please call our Customer Service Centre on 6578 7290.

After hours, for incidents where public health and safety may be compromised (such as a dog attack), please contact Council's after hour service provider on 02 6572 1400. If you take possession of a stray companion animal out of business hours (including weekends), the animal should be surrendered to the RSPCA.

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

Cruelty to animals: RSPCA NSW Emergencies 1300 278 3589
Dead animals on Council property: Singleton Council 02 6578 7290 (during business hours)
All native animals (kangaroos, wombats, snakes etc.): NPWS (National Parks and Wildlife Service) 1300 072 757
Injured native animals, birds and reptiles: WIRES (Wildlife Information and Rescue Service) 1300 094 737

Shopping Trolleys
Singleton Council encourages the community to proactively report abandoned trolleys to the appropriate retailers.

When abandoned trolleys are reported to retailers, they are usually collected within 24 hours of the report being made.

You can contact the retailers to report abandoned shopping trolleys that have been removed from stores and car parks:

Coles trolleys: should be reported using the Coles website, by calling 1800 876 553 or by using the Trolley Collect App

Woolworths trolleys (including Big W, Dan Murphy's, IGA): should be reported to Woolworths using the Trolley Tracker website, by calling 1800 641 497 or by using the Trolley Tracker App

If the trolley is not removed you can then contact Council who will follow up with the relevant stores.

Did you know? The cost of collecting and replacing abandoned trolleys is ultimately paid for by the customer in higher prices. Therefore, when you use a trolley it is best to return it to the bays provided so that it cannot cause damage to cars, property or become an environmental or pedestrian hazard.

Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290