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.

You can access the Local Laws for the Shire of Carnarvon by clicking on the Gazetted or Amendments dates as listed in the table below.

 Building - Schedule of Building Fees   3 Aug 1959, p2016(PDF, 168KB)  
 Uniform Building By-laws - Mauds Landing Townsite   16 June 1974, p1870(PDF, 2MB)   
 Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds No. 2   18 Apr 1975, p1191(PDF, 161KB)   
 Holiday Accommodation Draft Model No. 18    2 May 1975, p1273(PDF, 145KB)   18 Nov 1983, p4604(PDF, 122KB)
  2 May 1986 p1537(PDF, 111KB)
 Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds    6 Apr 1984, p984(PDF, 99KB) (PDF, 99KB)  
 Local Government Act Local Laws    26 Feb 1998, p1000(PDF, 21MB)   
 Stands (Taxis) Public Vehicular    18 May 1956, p1238(PDF, 251KB)   
 Parking and Stands  3 August 1956, p1920(PDF, 137KB)   
 Parking Near Intersections    5 Feb 1958, p192(PDF, 220KB)   
 Motels   14 Jan 1969, p119(PDF, 480KB)   6 Dec 1985, p4562(PDF, 93KB) 
 Caravan parks – Fees    1 Apr 1977, p960   
 Dogs   12 Oct 1990, p5190(PDF, 364KB)   20 Mar 1992, p1268(PDF, 174KB)
 30 Jun 1992 p2889(PDF, 267KB)
 9 Jul 1993 p3351(PDF, 362KB)
 Carnarvon airport     22 Jan 1993, p777(PDF, 2MB)   
 Fencing   16 Sept 1994, p4757(PDF, 1MB) (PDF, 1MB)  
 Cat control     17 Jun 1997, p2767(PDF, 348KB)   17 Mar 1998, p1428(PDF, 348KB) (PDF, 348KB)
 Health    23 Jul 1997 p121(PDF, 6MB)   29 Sept 2002, p4835(PDF, 2MB) 
 Standing Orders    26 Feb 1998 p969(PDF, 4MB)   
 Advertising Devices     26 Feb 1998, p984(PDF, 4MB)   
 Carnarvon Public Cemetery    26 Feb 1998, p1024(PDF, 2MB)