Local Laws

Councils use local laws to respond to issues and community needs within a municipality. These local laws complement their responsibilities and powers under both state and federal laws. Where appropriate, Councils may introduce local laws, or by-laws to exercise these powers.

West Wimmera Shire Council currently has two Local Laws:

Local Law No. 7 of 2017: Meeting Procedure and Common Seal

This Local Law sets out rules for the use of the Common Seal, the election of the Mayor, procedures applying to Council Meetings, and offences against this Local Law.

For enquiries regarding this Local Law please contact the Chief Executive Officer.

Local Law No. 6 of 2012: Community Local Law

The Community Local Law controls activities requiring permits, which include

  • Driving livestock through the municipal district
  • Storage of more than one old or second hand vehicles and/or machinery, visable from a public place
  • Keeping animals in excess of that permitted in clause 11 - Animal Limitations
  • Erecting a temporary dwelling as per clause 12
  • Camping on land in township exceeding 28 days
  • Providing an area adjacent to licenced premises that alcohol can be assumed

Activities prohibited under the Community Local Law include:

  • Consumption of alcohol on roads or in car parks within shopping precincts - Community Local Law 2012 Part 20
  • Consumption and possession of alcohol on reserves from 11pm - 6am - Community Local Law 2012 Part 21
  • Untidy and dangerous premises - Community Local Law 2012 Part 22
  • Owner or occupier must ensure that pest animals or noxious weeds are not present or grown on his or her land - Community Local Law 2012 Part 23
  • Unregistered vehicles on roads or council land - Community Local Law 2012 Part 24