Local laws

Local laws protect the community and local environment from health and safety concerns. That way, living in Mount Alexander Shire Council is more pleasant for everyone.They also help you understand your rights and responsibilities, promoting understanding and cooperation.

Like every Council, our set of rules - known as local laws - are enforced by our local laws officers.

We have our own set of local laws which the Council endorsed in 2020. 

Caravans and tiny homes on wheels

Please note recent changes to Local Law 13 will allow people to camp in caravans or in tiny homes on wheels without the need for a permit. 

Read here for more detail

Or you can read our media release.

What do local laws relate to?

Contact us to get in touch with our Local Laws team about complaints or queries relating to:

  • Litter/rubbish dumping
  • Parking
  • Local Laws permits
  • Unsightly land
  • Housing of livestock and poultry/birds
  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Overhanging branches

You will need a permit for certain activities under these local laws.  

Permits on private property

  • Keeping more than prescribed limits of animals
  • Camping
  • Parking of Heavy vehicles

Permits on public property

  • Place any obstruction or object
  • Conduct certain activities
  • Undertake any works
  • Camping
  • Have a gate or opening to a park or reserve

To apply for a permit relating to these activities, please visit our Permit Finder.