About local laws

Councils use local laws to respond to issues and community needs and complement the councils' responsibilities and powers under both state and federal laws. Where appropriate, councils may adopt local laws to protect public health, safety and amenity in a municipality and to govern its own conduct. 

Local laws passed by councils are designed to ensure the actions of an individual or group do not have an adverse impact on the rest of the community and only apply within the municipality in which they are passed.

For details on Northern Grampians Shire Council’s local laws, please see the links below.


Council is currently making a new Meeting Procedure Local Law, a draft of which is out to the public for comment until 20 December.  See more here.