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 27 August 2021

Waste Local Law Notice of Undertaking

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 Public Places and Local Government Property Amendment Local Law 2021

The Town of Port Hedland proposes to make a local law to govern public places and local government property.

The purpose of the local law is to regulate the minimum age of unaccompanied and unsupervised children within the Town of Port Hedland Aquatic Facilities, and to regulate the use of recording devices and cameras within those facilities.  The effect of the local law is to stipulate the age restrictions for persons entering the aquatic facilities, regulate use of recording devices and cameras within those facilities and to provide capacity to enforce contravention of the local law.

A copy of the proposed local law may be inspected or obtained from here or from the Civic Centre. McGregor Street, Port Hedland, Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm.

Submissions regarding the proposed Town of Port Hedland Public Places and Local Government Property Amendment Local Law must be submitted by email to council@porthedland.wa.gov.au or post addressed to: Chief Executive Officer, Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721.

Submissions are to be received by the Town, by 4pm Thursday 7 October 2021.

Proposed Waste Amendment Local Law 2021

The Town of Port Hedland proposes to make a local law to govern waste.

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.

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.

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

Submissions regarding the proposed Town of Port Hedland Waste Local Law must be submitted by email to council@porthedland.wa.gov.au or post addressed to: Chief Executive Officer, Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721.

Submissions are to be received by the Town, by 4pm Thursday 14 October 2021.