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Current legislation

Local Government Act 1993

The Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) is the principle legislation that provides the legal framework for the establishment and operation of Tasmanian councils.

The Act sets out the purpose and functions of councils and councillors and, together with supporting regulations, contains the rules that must be followed when undertaking those functions.

The Act and all regulations and orders (subordinate legislation) made under the Act can be found at Tasmanian Legislation Online, including

  • Local Government Act 1993
  • Local Government (Model Code of Conduct) Order 2016
  • Local Government (General) Regulations 2015
  • Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015
  • Local Government (Content of Plans and Strategies) Order 2014
  • Local Government (Management Indicators) Order 2014
  • Local Government (Audit Panels) Order 2014

Other pieces of Tasmanian legislation may significantly impact on the operation and activities of councils.

Other legislation administered by the Director of Local Government

More information

For more information about the legislation administered by the Director of Local Government, contact the Local Government Division

  • phone 03 6232 7022