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The Council is established and operates pursuant to legislation. The Council also has the responsibility for enforcing various acts, regulations and by-laws. To find out more please refer to the information contained in this section.


All Tasmanian legislation can be accessed from:

Local Government Act

The Local Government Act 1993 is the principal legislation governing Council's operations.

Other Acts that Council operate pursuant to include:



The Council works within a legal framework called the Local Government Act 1993. In addition to this legislation the Council can also create by-laws to manage, regulate or control various activities within the City. Currently six by-laws exist to deal with:

  • Matters of health and environmental services;
  • Parking;
  • Conduct on the highways;
  • Conduct in the parks, recreation, and natural areas;
  • The supply of water, the sewerage system, and stormwater and land drainage;
  • The prevention of outside burning including the use of incinerators;

The Local Government Act 1993 states that By-laws expire 10 years after the date on which it takes effect unless it is expressed to expire sooner.

By-laws from other councils can be found on the Local Government Division web site.

By-Law Number Date of commencement
Health and Environmental Services By-Law No. 1 of 2008 29 October 2008
Highways By-Law No. 3 of 2008 27 August 2008
Hydraulic Services By-Law No. 4 of 2008 27 August 2008
Parks, Recreation and Natural Areas By-Law No. 5 of 2008 10 September 2008
Salamanca Market By-Law No. 1 of 2010 26 May 2010

Car Parks and Parking By-Law

Car Park and Parking Amendment By-Law

Consolidated version of the Car Parks and Parking By-Law


No. 2 of 2008

No. 1 of 2012


20 August 2008

9 August 2012

9 August 2012

Right to Information Act 2009

The Right to Information Act 2009 commenced on 1 July 2010 and provides for greater access to information held by government bodies.  View more information and download a Right to Information Application Form at the Right to Information Act page.

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