Bylaws are regulations that councils use to manage issues like dog control, parking, fires, and freedom camping.

Central Government has delegated authority to councils to regulate certain activities to ensure regulations are tailored to fit local community needs.

Bylaws are made to address community issues and are generally made for the following reasons: 

  • To protect the public from nuisance; 
  • To protect, promote and maintain public health and safety;
  • To minimise the potential for offensive behaviour in public places.

Bylaws are periodically reviewed in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 2002.

We have the following bylaws.