About local laws

Council's use local laws to respond to issues and community needs. These local laws complement Council’s responsibilities and powers under both state and federal laws. Where appropriate, Council's may introduce local laws, or by-laws, to exercise these powers. Local laws are adopted to protect public health, safety and amenity in a municipality, though Council's are also required to make local laws governing the conduct of the Council itself.

Local laws passed by Council 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. However, many council's share similar laws.

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