Local Laws

Local laws are designed to protect the community and local environment from health and safety concerns, and make living in the Shire of Carnarvon pleasant for all residents.  Local laws help you understand your rights and responsibilities, and promote understanding and cooperation.  Prior to 1995, local laws were referred to as ‘by-laws’ and all local governments in Western Australia have local laws which in the case of the Shire of Carnarvon, are administered by Shire officers.

Our local laws may be different from the local laws in other municipalities. Local laws are dynamic and as such, changes made in legislation may lead to current or new local laws being reviewed by Council at anytime.  There is always a statewide public notice period given when these reviews are undertaken. Local laws are required to be reviewed every eight years under the Local Government Act 1995. A review of our local laws currently being undertaken to meet our growing community’s needs.

The following link takes you to the Department of Local Government website where you can source the current Shire of Carnarvon Local Laws: Shire of Carnarvon Local Laws