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Council Policies

The City of Hobart has adopted a suite of policies which assist in the overarching management and operation of the Council and the services it delivers to the community.  These policies are approved by the Council and reflect the values and strategic objectives of the Council.  Each year the Council reviews its policies to ensure they remain relevant, consistent, ensure transparency and assist in ensuring the good governance of our capital City.

Each policy is available for download in PDF format which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader and is available as a free download from www.adobe.com.

Should you have any queries in relation to the policies listed, please contact the Council Support Unit on 6238 2407 or by email at coh@hobartcity.com.au.

Community Services and Events

Application for Grants - Community Development Division

Christmas Pageant Day - Charges

Community Engagement

Events & Salamanca Market - Equipment Hire Policy

Humanitarian Crisis Assistance

Lord Mayor's Charity Concert 

Racial Tolerance

Use of Salamanca Square for Events

Corporate Governance

Aldermanic Development and Support

Asset Management

Code for Tenders and Contracts

Collection and Reporting of Outstanding Sundry Debts

Consideration of Requests for the Council to Entertain

Disposal of Surplus Goods and Equipment

Dog Management

Election Signage

External Bodies - Representation and Reporting on Activities

Grants and Benefits Disclosure

Guarantee of Loans

Guidelines for Future International Relationships

Information Privacy

Investment of Council Funds

Meetings: Procedures and Guidelines

Online Information and Data Release

Outstanding Debts - Collecting, Reporting and Writing Off

Private Works - Charges

Procurement Policy

Sale of Plant, Vehicles and Equipment

Environment, Planning and Development

Alterations to Gutter Crossing and Footpath Reinstatement

Apportionment of Costs - New Stormwater Schemes

Climate Change Adaptation

Community Requests for Council to Purchase Land

Conciliation Services

Deferral of Planning Applications

Major Development Assistance, Incentives

New Infrastructure - Roads and Stormwater

Permanent Private Signage on Highway Reservations

Planning and Development Control - Subdivisions

Planning Appeals

Residential Wheelie Bin Collection - Retrieval and Replacement Service

Strategic Property Infrastructure – Conservation and Enhancement

Waste and Recycling Collection from Private Residential Housing Estates

Parking Control

Charges - Occupation Licences

Closure and Reserving of Parking Spaces

Parking in Car Parks

Parking  Voluntary Organisations

Residential Parking Permits in Metered Areas

Residential Parking Permits in Non-Metered Areas

Residential Parking Permits for Residents of the CBD and Immediate Adjacent Areas

Property Management

Increasing the Energy Efficiency of Council Assets

Leases to Non-Profit Organisations

Probity Guidelines for the Consideration of Commercial Property Transactions

Tenancies - Payment of Rent

Use of Town Hall, City Hall and Waterside Pavilion

  Rates and Charges

Collection of Rates Arrears

Rates Exemption - Charitable Purposes

Rate Postponements

Rate Remissions – Service Rates - Charges

Rates Remissions

 Recreation, Parks, Bushland and Reserves

Commercial Activities in City of Hobart Parks and Reserves

Disposal of Excess Horticultural Plant Material

Donation of Park Furniture and Equipment

Establishment of Bushfire Management Areas in Bushland Reserves

Hired Use of Parks and Reserves - Charging of Entry Fees by Hirer

Hosting of Major Events at the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre

Landlord Approval to Hold Circuses with Performing Wild Animals on Council Land

Landlord Consent for Advertising/Event Promotion Signage within Parks, Bushland, Reserves and Sporting Facilities

Memorial Plaques and Tree Plantings in Parks, Bushland and Reserves

Mount Wellington Observation Shelter - Hire Use Guidelines

Naming of Public Facilities

No Spray Register

Roads, Traffic and Walkways

Commercial Vending - Elizabeth Mall


Elizabeth Mall - Commercial Events Featuring Advertising

Funding Traffic Management Works on Public Highways

Required Safety Fences between Roads and Private Property

Road Naming



Customer Service Centre

16 Elizabeth St, Hobart
Office Hours: Mon–Fri 8.15am–5.15pm
Telephone (03) 6238 2711
Email coh@hobartcity.com.au

Postal address

Town Hall, Macquarie St
GPO Box 503
Hobart Tasmania 7001