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
  • parking
  • 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.

By-law Number Date of commencement
Single-Use Plastics By-law(PDF, 261KB) No. 1 of 2020 8 April 2020
Environmental Health By-law(PDF, 593KB) No. 2 of 2018 25 July 2018
Infrastructure By-law(PDF, 717KB) No. 1 of 2018 25 July 2018
Waste Management By-law(PDF, 717KB) No.3 of 2018 25 July 2018
Public Spaces By-law(PDF, 1MB) No. 4 of 2018 1 August 2018
Salamanca Market By-law(PDF, 737KB) No. 1 of 2022 10 August 2022
Parking By-law(PDF, 100KB) No. 5 of 2018 1 August 2018

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.