Current Local Laws

Local Governments in Western Australia have the power to create specific laws that address local issues or concerns. These Local Laws address a wide range of issues and activities such as how the Council will conduct its meetings, how many cats or dogs may be kept on a property, and car parking, to name a few. Local Laws are enforceable through the courts and often carry infringement notices so it is very important that you seek advice from our helpful staff if you have a question on what a Local Law might mean to you. You may contact the Town of Port Hedland on: 08 9158 9300. 

Click on the below links to view the Town of Port Hedland Local Laws.

Animals, Environment and Nuisances Local Law 2016

Bush Fire Brigades Local Law 2017

Cemetery Local Law 2015

Dogs Local Law

Health Local Law 2016

Parking Local Law 2015

Public Places and Local Government Property Local Law 2016

Repeal Local Law 2014

Repeal Local Law 2016

Standing Orders Local Law 2014 

Waste Local Law 2018 - Effective from 2 November 2018

Proposed Local Laws

The Town of Port Hedland proposes to make the ‘Town of Port Hedland Waste Local Law 2020’.

The purpose of this local law is to provide a statutory framework to regulate the collection, disposal and storage of waste and recyclable materials within the Town of Port Hedland (Town).  The effect of this local law is to stipulate the responsibilities of the Town and its residents in relation to waste management, including the collection, disposal and storage of waste and recycling materials for the benefit of the community and protection of the environment, and to provide capacity to enforce contraventions to the laws. 

The proposed ‘Town of Port Hedland Waste Local Law 2020’ can be found here.

Submissions about the proposed review may be made to:

Chief Executive Officer

Town of Port Hedland

PO Box 41


Submissions are to be received by the Town of Port Hedland by 4pm, Monday 20 July 2020.

All Town of Port Hedland documents are available to the community upon request and in alternative formats if required, including hard copy in standard and large print, electronic format, audio format on CD or USB, or via email.