National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 No 80
Current version for 1 August 2014 to date (accessed 28 November 2014 at 12:26)
Part 2Division 3

Division 3 Ex-officio and honorary rangers

16   Ex-officio rangers

(1)  Unless removed from office under this Division, each police officer, each authorised officer within the meaning of the Forestry Act 2012 and each fisheries officer within the meaning of the Fisheries Management Act 1994 shall, by virtue of his or her office, be a ranger.
(2)  (Repealed)

17   Honorary rangers

(1)  The Director-General may, by instrument in writing, appoint honorary rangers.
(2)  Where the term for which an honorary ranger is to hold office is specified in the instrument of the honorary ranger’s appointment, the honorary ranger shall, unless he or she is sooner removed from office under this Division, cease to hold office upon the expiration of that term.
(3)  An honorary ranger shall, unless the honorary ranger is sooner removed from office under this Division, cease to hold office if the honorary ranger resigns the office by instrument in writing addressed to the Director-General.

18   Removal or suspension of ex-officio and honorary rangers

(1)  The Director-General may, by instrument in writing, remove or suspend from office any ex-officio ranger or honorary ranger.
(2)  An ex-officio ranger or honorary ranger who is suspended from office under this section shall not exercise any of the powers, authorities, duties and functions of an ex-officio ranger or honorary ranger, as the case may be, during the period of his or her suspension.
(3)  The Director-General may, by instrument in writing, reinstate any ex-officio ranger or honorary ranger suspended from office under this section.

19   Powers and functions of ex-officio rangers

(1)  In addition to any other powers, authorities, duties and functions conferred or imposed upon an ex-officio ranger by or under this or any other Act, an ex-officio ranger shall have and may exercise and perform such of the powers, authorities, duties and functions as are conferred or imposed by or under this Act, the Wilderness Act 1987 or the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 on officers of the Service and as are specified or described in the regulations for the purposes of this subsection, but subject to such limitations and restrictions (if any) as are specified or described therein.
(2)  Without affecting the generality of section 156 (2), a regulation made in relation to any matter referred to in subsection (1) may apply generally or to any ex-officio ranger or class of ex-officio rangers specified or described therein.

20   Powers and functions of honorary rangers

In addition to any other powers, authorities, duties and functions conferred or imposed upon an honorary ranger by or under this or any other Act, an honorary ranger shall have and may exercise and perform such of the powers, authorities, duties and functions as are conferred or imposed by or under this Act, the Wilderness Act 1987 or the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 on officers of the Service and as are specified or described in the instrument of his or her appointment, but subject to such limitations and restrictions (if any) as are specified or described therein.
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