Local Laws

The Local Government Act 1995 enables Western Australian local governments to make local laws which are considered necessary for the good government of their districts.

The City has enacted a number of local laws that govern activities on land that is owned or managed by the City, as well as certain activities conducted on private land within the City.

These local laws have the status of legislation and are enforceable by the City. The City may authorise officers to enforce the local laws on its behalf.

It is a requirement that local laws be reviewed every eight years. This ensures they remain current and suitable for their intended purpose.

All local laws currently open for public comment through formal submissions are listed below:


The Local Government Act 1995 enables Western Australian local governments to make local laws which are considered necessary for the good government of their districts.

The City has enacted a number of local laws that govern activities on land that is owned or managed by the City, as well as certain activities conducted on private land within the City.

These local laws have the status of legislation and are enforceable by the City. The City may authorise officers to enforce the local laws on its behalf.

It is a requirement that local laws be reviewed every eight years. This ensures they remain current and suitable for their intended purpose.

All local laws currently open for public comment through formal submissions are listed below:


  • Proposed Public Places and Local Government Property Amendment Local Law

    3 days ago

    The City invites comments on proposed amendments to the Public Places and Local Government Property Local Law 2011.

    The purpose of the proposed local law is to make amendments to the City of South Perth Public Places and Local Government Property Local Law 2011 which regulates the care, control and management of property of and under the care, control and management of the City.

    The effect of the proposed local law is that some City of South Perth property is set aside for particular uses, some activities are allowed only under a permit or under a determination, and others are...

    The City invites comments on proposed amendments to the Public Places and Local Government Property Local Law 2011.

    The purpose of the proposed local law is to make amendments to the City of South Perth Public Places and Local Government Property Local Law 2011 which regulates the care, control and management of property of and under the care, control and management of the City.

    The effect of the proposed local law is that some City of South Perth property is set aside for particular uses, some activities are allowed only under a permit or under a determination, and others are restricted or prohibited. The local law also establishes offences for inappropriate behaviour in or on City property.