Legislation, Local Laws and Policies

Local Laws

Local Laws are laws that govern what happens on land owned or managed by the City, and occasionally on privately owned land within the City's boundaries. 

To search through the City's Local Laws, please click below. If you have questions about any of these laws please give our Governance team a call on 9272 0622 or email

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Local Laws currently under review:

Local LawStatusDocuments
Waste Management Local LawUnder review2020 Draft Local Law

Activities on Thoroughfares and Public Places and Trading Local Law

Under review2018 Draft Local Law

* You can view the City’s copy of the standard by contacting the Manager Governance on (08) 9270 4110. Please be aware that due to the copyright restrictions, the City cannot provide photocopies of the standard, however notes may be taken. 



Policies are rules or principles that guide our staff and community in all kinds of decision making. To search through the City's policies please click below. If you have questions about any of these please give our Governance team a call on 9272 0622 or email

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In 2017 the McGowan Government announced a review of the Local Government Act 1995. You can find out more about this here.

As a part of this review, on 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed by Parliament. 

The Local Government Act 1995 provides the framework for local governments within Western Australia. The Local Government Act 1995 is an outdated piece of legislation. While there have been amendments since it was introduced in 1995, there have not been substantial amendments to reflect the changing expectations of the community or the advances in technology.

Local Government AcT 1995

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