Local laws


Under the Local Government Act 1989 (Victoria), Council has the authority to create and enforce local laws. 

Local laws are intended to protect public health, safety and amenity throughout the shire. The laws are made in consultation with the community to deal with local issues and to meet local needs. They also assist Council in carrying out its functions and powers. 

Council’s local laws include offence provisions and a breach of these provisions may result in issuing of legal notices to comply, infringements and /or prosecution.

Currently Council has adopted four local laws.

General Purposes and Amenity (Local Law No. 10 and 13)

Local Law No. 10

General Purposes and Amenity (Amendment) Local Law No. 10 of 2013(PDF, 1MB) covers activities that impact the amenity of our community, such as:

  • animal keeping
  • activities on roads and on Council land
  • roadside and footpath trading
  • requirements for open air burning and incinerators
  • the consumption of alcohol in public places
  • asset protection and other uses and activities on private and public land that require permits.

Local Law No. 13

General Purposes and Amenity (Amendment) Local Law No. 13 of 2019(PDF, 407KB) contains technical amendments to Local Law No. 10. These amendments have been incorporated into Local Law No.10 above for easy reference. 

Governance Local Law 2021

The purpose of Governance Local Law 2021(PDF, 195KB) is to:

  1. revoke the existing Meeting Procedure Local Law No 11;
  2. regulate the use of Council’s common seal; and
  3. create offences in relation to conduct at meetings and the unauthorised use of the Council’s common seal.

Kyneton Airfield (Local Law No. 12)

Kyneton Airfield Local Law No. 12 of 2018(PDF, 2MB) was established to implement interim measures to assist with the safe operation of Kyneton Airfield. It aims to regulate and control potential hazards.