There are many laws or rules that we are required to follow in life. Their purpose is usually to protect us and to protect our rights.

A local government, like the Campaspe Shire Council, can make local laws to protect public health, safety, or amenity in a municipality. They are designed to support community wellbeing and to ensure any person or group’s actions don’t negatively affect the rest of us.

Council adopts, oversees and enforces local laws. Local laws can’t duplicate or contradict a Victorian or Australian Government law.

Council has made the following local laws, which apply to Campaspe:

Meeting procedures

Local Law No 1 in Campaspe regulates the proceedings at Campaspe Council meetings. It also regulates control and use of the Council Seal.

Library services

Local Law No 6 relates to council's library services.

This law aims to:

  • ensure the community receives high quality library services
  • regulate library services management.


Local Law No 8 aims to provide for:

  • peace, order and good governance for the municipality
  • a safe and healthy environment so the community can enjoy a quality of life that meets its expectations
  • the safe and equitable use and enjoyment of public and municipal places
  • the protection and enhancement of the amenity and environment of the municipality
  • the fair and reasonable use and enjoyment of private land
  • the uniform and fair administration of this Local Law.

Codes of practice and schedules: