Local Laws and Permits

Council's Local Laws cover a range of rules governing how we live in our community. For example these include the safety of people and property, animals, the land, general amenity, burning and waste disposal. 

There are two sets of Local Laws that you'll find on this page. These laws are the Governance Local Law and the Community Local Law.

Governance Local Law

The objectives of the Governance Local Law are to

  • regulate the proceedings for the election of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor
  • regulate proceedings of Ordinary and Special meetings of Council
  • promote and encourage community participation in local government
  • maintain good government of Murrindindi Shire

Please click on the link below to view our current Governance Local Law.

Community Local Law  

The objectives of the Community Local Law are to provide for

  • the peace and order of the municipality
  • a safe and healthy environment so that the Murrindindi community can enjoy a quality of life that meets its expectations
  • the safe enjoyment and fair use of public places
  • the protection of Council property
  • the amenity and environment of the municipality
  • the reasonable use and enjoyment of private land.

At its Ordinary Meeting on 25 March 2020, Council resolved to adopt a new Local Laws, the 'Community Local Law 2020'. This law is now in effect and can be viewed by clicking on the link below. 

  • Community Local Law 2020

     Community Local Law(PDF, 907KB)

Local Law Permit Application Form

In Murrindindi Shire a permit is required for:

  • raffles and fundraising
  • wood trailers
  • food stalls
  • street stalls
  • car rallies
  • roadside grazing
  • road closures
  • firewood collection
  • alfresco dining
  • displaying goods on a footpath
  • burning off
  • shipping containers(PDF, 108KB)

Click here(DOCX, 99KB) to download a Local Law Permit Application Form. Please allow 14 days for processing.

Review of a penalty infringement notice or official warning

To apply for an internal review of a penalty infringement notice or official warning, click here(PDF, 248KB)

For further information or contact Council's Community Safety team on (03) 5772 0333.