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Council by-laws

A by-law is a law made by a council. By-laws must relate to the functions and powers of councils as established under the Local Government Act 1993 and only applies to the municipal area of the council that has made the by-law.

The power to make by-laws has been delegated to councils by the Tasmanian Parliament, which has prescribed a detailed process for making of by-laws (See Part 11 of the Local Government Act Sections 145 to 174).

The procedure for making a by-law requires a draft of the by-law and an approved regulatory impact statement to be released for public comment by the council. Additional information on the making of by-laws can be found on this website.

By-law directory

Under section 166 of the Local Government Act 1993 councils are required to display a sealed copy of all by-laws in force by the councils on the website of the council.  Under the Act a by-law automatically expires after 10 years after the date on which it takes effect.

The details below, including expiry dates, are listed for general guidance only and confirmation regarding the by-law with the relevant council is advised.

Break O'Day Council

Caravans Expires 13 April 2023
Reserves, Parks and Gardens Expires 22 March 2026

Brighton Council

Environmental Health Expires 3 August 2026

Burnie City Council

Street Dining Expires 30 September 2019
Public Reserves and Public BuildingsExpires 25 May 2021
Highways Expires 18 December 2023
Parking Expires 29 March 2027
Waste Collection and Waste ManagementExpires 31 May 2027

Central Coast Council

This council does not have any current by-laws.

Central Highlands Council

CaravansExpires 30 July 2024

Circular Head Council

This council does not have any current by-laws.

Clarence City Council

Services and Refuse Expires 9 April 2024
Local Highways Standard RequirementsExpires 24 December 2024
Public PlacesExpires 2 May 2028

Derwent Valley Council

Street Dining Expires 14 October 2019

Devonport City Council

Street Trading Expires 16 June 2020
ParkingExpires 18 August 2026
Reserves, Parks and GardensExpires 23 January 2027

Dorset Council

This council does not have any current by-laws.

Flinders Council

This council does not have any current by-laws.

George Town Council

This council does not have any current by-laws.

Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council

Environmental Health Expires 24 December 2018

Glenorchy City Council

Environmental and Health Services Expires 19 January 2021
Animal Management Expires 28 May 2024

Hobart City Council

Salamanca Market   Expires 26 May 2020       
Infrastructure         Expires 18 July 2028         
Environmental Health Expires 18 July 2028        
Waste Management        Expires 18 July 2028     

Huon Valley Council

Waste Management Expires 6 March 2023
Roads (Local Highways)Expires 11 February 2025
CaravanExpires 16 September 2025
Council Land and Recreational Facilities Expires 3 May 2027

Kentish Council

Reserves, Parks and Gardens Expires 5 December 2022

King Island Council

Aerodrome Expires 23 May 2022

Kingborough Council

Marine Facilities      

Expires 29 March 2021

Roads, Parking and Stormwater

Expires 4 August 2021

Parks, Recreation and Natural Areas

Expires 4 August 2021

Health and Environmental Services

Expires 4 August 2021

Latrobe Council

Street Dining Expires 11 July 2022

Launceston City Council

Malls Expires 12 May 2020
Parking Expires 10 July 2023
Reserves, Parks and Gardens     Expires 4 November 2019
Swimming Centres Expires 15 April 2019

Meander Valley Council

This council does not have any current by-laws.

Northern Midlands Council

Display of Goods on a Highway Expires 3 February 2020
Freestanding Sign  Expires 3 February 2020
On Street Dining Expires 3 February 2020

Sorell Council

Environmental Health Expires 23 December 2023
Local Highways Expires 20 January 2025
Public Places Expires 17 June 2025

Southern Midlands Council

This council does not have any current by-laws.

Tasman Council

Regulatory ServicesExpires 15 August 2028

Waratah-Wynyard Council

Highways, Public Reserves, Parking Areas and StormwaterExpires 3 August 2026               

West Coast Council

Street Dining Expires 5 July 2027
Parking Expires 18 January 2027

West Tamar Council

This council does not have any current by-laws

Further information

For information and enquiries regarding a specific by-law and its operation, contact the council which is responsible for that by-law.  The website for each council can be accessed in the Tasmanian Council Directory.

For further information or queries on making by-laws contact the Local Government Division on (03) 6232 7022 or email

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