The City of Hobart is established and operates under the Local Government Act 1993 and is responsible for enforcing other Tasmanian acts and regulations and creating its own by-laws.
All Tasmanian legislation can be accessed from the Tasmanian Legislation page.
Links to the Tasmanian Legislation pages of other Acts that we operate under are listed below.
The relevant regulations that we follow can be accessed from Tasmanian Legislation.
The five City of Hobart by-laws due to expire in 2018 are currently under review. Comment on the following draft by-laws – Public Spaces, Infrastructure, Car Parks, Environmental Health and Waste Management, which can be found at the Your Say Hobart website, can be made in writing to the General Manager or through Your Say Hobart by 14 July.
The Council can create by-laws to manage, regulate or control various activities within the city. There are currently six by-laws which address:
- matters of health and environmental services
- 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.
By-laws expire after 10 years unless the by-law states an earlier expiration date.
By-laws from other councils can be found on the Local Government Division page.
Right to Information Act 2009
The Right to Information Act 2009 governs access to information held by government bodies. To make a Right to Information request, download an application form at the Right to Information Act page.