Local Laws Overview

On 7 May 2015, Noosa Shire Council adopted a new suite of local laws. These new laws incorporate the State Government’s model local laws and a number of subordinate local laws which provide more detailed provisions specifically tailored for the Noosa Shire.

The new Noosa local laws came into effect on 1 July 2015.

Local laws help to regulate a range of activities to ensure the good governance, health and safety of communities in the shire and address issues such as:

  • parking
  • keeping animals
  • approvals for activities
  • neighbourhood nuisances (e.g. noise, illegal dumping, graffiti)
  • bathing reserves
  • dog off-leash areas
  • abandoned vehicles
  • advertising devices

Noosa Shire Council (the “Council”) has, by resolution dated 15 March 2018, made Local Law No. 7 (Waste Management) 2018 (the “local law”).

Noosa Shire Council (the “Council”) has, by resolution dated 16 August 2018, made Administration and Other Local Laws (Amendment) Local Law (No. 1) 2018 (the “new local law”), Administration and Other Local Laws (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No. 1) 2018 (the “new subordinate local law”).

Advertising Devices - Local Law (signage)

Fact sheet for Real Estate Signage

Fact sheet for general signage changes

Advertising Devices Application - Application to apply for an approval for pole, pylon, freestanding and illuminated signs

Local Laws Register

Local Law Subordinate Local Law Repealed Local Law
Local Law No.1 
(Administration) 2015
Subordinate Local Law No 1 (Administration) 2015 Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2011

Local Law No.2
(Animal Management) 2015

Subordinate Local Law No 2 (Animal Management) 2015 Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011
Local Law No.3
(Community
& Environmental Management)
2015
Subordinate Local Law No 3 (Community & Environmental Management) 2015 Local Law No. 3 (Community Health and Environmental Management) 2011
Local Law No.4
(Local Government Controlled
Areas, Facilities, & Roads) 2015
Subordinate Local Law No 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities & Roads) 2015 Local Law No. 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities & Roads) 2011
Local Law No.5 
(Parking) 2015
Subordinate Local Law No 5(Parking) 2015 Local Law No.5 (Parking) 2011
Local Law No.6 
(Bathing Reserves) 2015
Subordinate Local Law No 6(Bathing Reserves) 2015 Local Law No. 6 (Bathing Reserves) 2011
Local Law No.7
(Waste Management) 2018
   

In order to repeal each local law, Noosa Council, on 4 June 2015, made the Noosa Shire Council (Repealing) Local Law (No. 1) 2015.

As part of the Local Law making process the new Noosa local laws and the subordinate local laws have been reviewed to ensure that they do not contain significant anti-competitive provisions.

Copies of the local laws are available for review from Council's customer service centre and libraries and the Local Laws Database.