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:


  • The comment period has now closed.

    Proposed Penalty Units Amendment Local Law 2018

    The City of South Perth invites comments on a proposed Penalty Units Amendment Local Law.

    The purpose is to make a correct reference to the City’s Parking Local Law 2017. The effect is that the Penalty Units Local Law refers to the Parking Local Law 2017.

    The proposed Penalty Units Amendment Local Law 2018 can be viewed here.

    Feedback closed 4pm, Wednesday 29 August 2018.

    The City of South Perth invites comments on a proposed Penalty Units Amendment Local Law.

    The purpose is to make a correct reference to the City’s Parking Local Law 2017. The effect is that the Penalty Units Local Law refers to the Parking Local Law 2017.

    The proposed Penalty Units Amendment Local Law 2018 can be viewed here.

    Feedback closed 4pm, Wednesday 29 August 2018.

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  • The out for comment period has now closed.

    Proposed Standing Orders Amendment Local Law

    The City of South Perth invites comments on proposed amendments to the Standing Orders Local Law 2007.

    The purpose of the amendment is to change provisions relating to deputations, clarify amended motions versus alternate motions, and add provisions relating to disruptive or inappropriate behaviour at meetings.

    The proposed Standing Orders Amendment Local Law 2018 can be viewed in the documents library to the right.

    Feedback closed 4pm, Wednesday 27 June 2018.

    The City of South Perth invites comments on proposed amendments to the Standing Orders Local Law 2007.

    The purpose of the amendment is to change provisions relating to deputations, clarify amended motions versus alternate motions, and add provisions relating to disruptive or inappropriate behaviour at meetings.

    The proposed Standing Orders Amendment Local Law 2018 can be viewed in the documents library to the right.

    Feedback closed 4pm, Wednesday 27 June 2018.

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