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

Standing Orders Local Law 2014 

Waste Local Law 2020 - Effective 25 January 2021

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.

Proposed Dogs Local Law

The Town of Port Hedland proposes to make the ‘Town of Port Hedland Dogs Local Law 2021’.

The purpose of this local law is to provide for the additional controls and management of matters relating to dogs that are not specified in the Dog Act 1976 and provide clarity to promote and encourage responsible dog ownership within the Town of Port Hedland (Town).

The effect of the Dogs Local Law 2021 is to provide regulatory measures in relation to impounding of dogs, the number of dogs that can be kept, establishment of approved kennels and the manner in which dogs are to be confined by the occupier of the premises and to promote and encourage responsible dog ownership whilst providing authority to enforce the laws and administer fines.

A copy of the local law may be inspected or obtained from the Town’s website or from the Civic Centre, 13 McGregor Street, Port Hedland, between Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm.

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, 23 August 2021