Local laws & Legislation in Yarra

The Local Government Act gives Victorian Councils the power to create local laws within their municipality.

Local Laws are created to enhance and protect the health, safety and amenity of its residents, businesses, visitors, and municipality. Yarra uses local laws to respond to issues and community needs.  The local laws complement the responsibilities and powers under both state and federal laws.

These laws were developed through a proactive consultation process.

The General Local Law (consolidated) comprises the General Local Law adopted in 2016 together with the amendments inserted upon the making of the General (Consumption of Liquor in Public Places) Amendment Local Law in 2021.

All Victorian State Legislation can be found here: legislation.vic.gov.au

Common issues

The list below is for the more common issues that we receive questions about from our residents, businesses and visitors.