Legislation and by-laws
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 website.
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 website.
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.
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 Department of Premier and Cabinet website.
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.