Local Laws

Local laws are used to keep the peace and harmony within the community. They are administered by the following authorised officers:

Ranger / Local Law Enforcement Officer
Planning Officer
Environmental Health Officer
Engineering Technical Officer

General information is provided below. For more specific information contact the Council office on 03 5755 0555 during office hours and you will be put in contact with the relevant officer.

For after hours emergencies contact the Ranger on 03 5755 0568

Community Local Law 2019

The Alpine Shire Community Local Law 2019 came into effect on 1 July, 2019. It regulates the following matters within the Shire:
View the document HERE.

Council land, including behaviour and consumption of alcohol on Council land
Amenity, public health and safety, including:
• Fires in residential areas
• Recreational vehicles
• Camping
• Keeping animals
• Noise
• Waste
• Construction activity
• Scareguns
• Airfields
• Other matters as listed

Streets and roads, including:
• Signage
• Footpath trading and dining
• Roadside trading
• Road occupation
• Snow clearing
• Other matters as listed

• Droving
• Livestock in the road reserve
• Fencing of land
Applying for a permit

The Community Local Law includes the following documents which are incorporated by reference into the Local Law:

• Scaregun Policy
• Waste Services Policy
• Register of Penalties for Infringement Notices

To view the incorporated documents click here

In addition, the following policies are relevant decision making guidelines for Council in determining whether to issue a permit, and any relevant conditions:

• Consumption of liquor on Council land
• Council owned airfields
• Snowmobiles
• Droving / grazing of livestock
• Camping
• Keeping animals
• Advertising signs
• Footpath trading (including dining)
• Roadside trading
• Trees and plants
• Occupation of road for works
• Other Council policies and procedures as relevant

To view the Alcohol Restriction areas click here
To view the Policies and Permit Conditions click here

To view the Dog Control Council Order click here.
To view the Dog Control Maps click here.

Local Law No. 1 - Council Administration

  • Provide for the peace, order and good government of the municipal district of the Alpine Shire Council
  • Provide for those matters which require a local law under the Local Government Act
  • Regulate the use of the Common Seal, election of Mayor and the proceedings of Council and the Committees of Council

Local Laws Fee Schedule

The 2019/20 Local Laws Fee Schedule is available here

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