Traditionally, the role of a Local Government was to concentrate on “roads, rates and rubbish”. Today, Local Government has a responsibility to be more involved in community development – social, economic and environmental development. The Shire of Ravensthorpe, is proud to be involved development of the our Shire.

Finance and Administration

  • Transport Licensing
  • Payment of Rates
  • Payment of Dog Licences
  • All General Enquiries

Planning and Development

  • Development Applications
  • Subdivision & Strata enquiries
  • Amendment or rezoning enquiries
  • Holiday Accommodation Applications
  • Natural Resource Management

Environmental Health

  • Septic Systems and Alternative treatment queries
  • Health or Hygiene complaints
  • Food Premises Licences & Inspections
  • Food Stall Licences
  • Food & Water Sampling
  • Septic Tank Applications
  • All Health Standards within the Shire


  • Development Applications
  • Building Licences
  • Building Inspections

Engineering and Works

  • Engineering Service Requests
  • Road construction enquiries for subdivision
  • Crossover approvals and subsidy
  • Waste & Recycing disposal
  • Planning, organising and supervising the construction of roads within the shire
  • Organising road inspections
  • Contract administration
  • Planning, organising and supervising all private works
  • Managing tenders for materials, plant and equipment
  • Budgeting
  • Road works administration
  • Project Administration

Recreation Services

  • Assists with social and economic development of recreation in the Shire of Ravensthorpe.
  • Sourcing of sponsorship and grant monies for community projects through Government and other stakeholders
  • Communications to the local community
  • Support to sporting and recreation organisations

Ranger Services

  • Dog Control
  • Control of Vehicles (Off Road Areas)
  • Litter Control
  • Stock Control
  • Coastal Reserves Management Duties
  • Camping