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:
- keeping animals
- approvals for activities
- short stay letting and home hosted accommodation
- neighbourhood nuisances (e.g. noise, illegal dumping, graffiti)
- bathing reserves
- dog off-leash areas
- abandoned vehicles
- advertising devices
Website Notices for Local Laws
- 21 October 2021 (Short stay letting and home hosted accommodation)
- 28 February 2020 (Advertising devices)
- 16 August 2018 (various amendments)
- 15 March 2018 (Waste management)
Advertising Devices - Local Law (signage)
The new Local Law requirements for Advertising Devices (signage) came into effect on 28 February 2020 for temporary signs. With the commencement of the Noosa Plan 2020 on 31 July 2020, the local law requirements now apply to both temporary and permanent signs.
Find out more about the Advertising Devices requirements.
Short Stay Letting and Home Hosted Accommodation Local Law - commences 1 February 2022
View the public notice for the Short Stay Letting and Home Hosted Accommodation Local Law
Find out more about the Short Stay Letting and Home Hosted Accommodation Local Law.
Local Laws Register
|Local Law||Subordinate Local Law||Repealed Local Law|
|Local Law No.1
|Subordinate Local Law No 1 (Administration) 2015||Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2011|
Local Law No.2
|Subordinate Local Law No 2 (Animal Management) 2015||Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011|
|Local Law No.3
& Environmental Management)
|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
|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.