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General Local Laws

General Local Law 2018

The Glenelg Shire Council has adopted the General Local Law 2018 at its meeting on 12 December 2017, and commenced on 1 February 2018.

The General Local Law 2018 can be accessed by clicking here, and the List of Schedules can be accessed by clicking here.

The main parts include:
• Part 2 – Environment
• Part 3 – Animals
• Part 4 – Roads and Council Land
• Part 5 – Protection of Council Assets and Control of Building Sites
• Part 6 – Administration
• Part 7 - Enforcement

A summary of the changes can be found here.


Infringement Notices may be issued by Local Laws Officers for a range of offences, including breaches of Glenelg Shire Council's General Local Law 2018.

Persons who receive an infringement may:

  • Pay the infringement;
  • Have the matter referred directly to Court for consideration. This must be requested by contacting Council in writing; or
  • Refer the matter to the Glenelg Shire Council Review Panel if there are extenuating circumstances surrounding the issuing of the infringement. (link to Infringement Review Application Form below)

Impounded Livestock

In addition to dogs and cats Council Officers are frequently called upon to impound cattle, sheep and horses that are found to be wandering at large.
The officers will, where possible, identify and contact the stock owner to inform them that their stock is out.
If ownership identification is not able to be made, the stock will be impounded and may be held for 7 days.
An advertisement will be placed in the local papers describing the stock impounded and advising that if not claimed within 7 days, and all necessary fees paid, the stock may be sold by auction at a date, time & location stated in the before mentioned advertisement.

Applications for an infringement review must be in writing and only one review request per offence is allowed. You are required to provide a copy of your original infringement notice with your application documentation.

If you have received an Infringement Notice which you believe to be unfair or unjust due to extenuating circumstances and wish to have the infringement reviewed, download the Infringement Review Application Form by clicking on the link below.

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