Local Laws

The Shire has enacted a number of local laws that govern activities on land that is owned or managed by the Shire, as well as certain activities conducted on private land within the Shire.

These local laws have the status of legislation and are enforceable by the Shire. The Shire may authorise Officers to enforce the local laws on its behalf. The Shire is required to review its local laws once every eight years. 

New Local Laws

Notice is given that the Shire of Dowerin on 17 March 2022 gazetted the following local laws:

  • Activities in Thoroughfares and Public Places and Trading Local Law 2022
  • Cemeteries Local Law 2022
  • Fencing Local Law 2022
  • Meeting Procedures Local Law 2022
  • Repeal Local Law 2022

Copies of the local laws may be inspected at the Shire Office, 13 Cottrell Street Dowerin 6461 or are available below:

Activities in Thoroughfares and Public Places and Trading Local Law 2022

Cemeteries Local Law 2022

Fencing Local Law 2022

Meeting Procedures Local Law 2022

Repeal Local Law 2022