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Local Laws

Local laws enable Council's to identify local issues that are important to the community and put controls in place to ensure public safety, amenity and protection of natural and community assets. 

Council creates local laws that apply to its municipal district through the Local Government Act 1989.

Local laws must not be inconsistent with other legislation or regulation or duplicate any matters contained within a planning scheme.

Local laws determine when activities require permits for residents and others.

City of Greater Bendigo current laws include:

After a period of community consultation, the Greater Bendigo City Council on 18 July, 2018 resolved to replace Local Laws 3, 4 and 5 with the Community Local Law.

The Community Local Law will come into effect on 1 September, 2018.  Until that time Local Laws 3, 4 and 5 will remain in effect.

These changes will require an update of Local Law 10: Administration which will also come into effect on 1 September, 2018  

View the Community Local Law

View the updated Local Law 10: Administration (in effect from 1 September, 2018)

Application forms for:

  1. Outdoor dining, Goods on footway and A Frame application form
  2. Activities in a public place Local Law No. 5 application form
  3. Busking permit application form
  4. Outdoor Street dining Code of Practice
  5. Guidelines: Outdoor Dining Code of Practice Fact Sheet
  6. Application for Open Air Burning
  7. Open Air Burning Fact Sheet

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