List of Local Laws

Under the Local Government Act 1989, Council has the authority to create and enforce local laws. 

Local laws are intended to protect public health, safety and amenity throughout the municipality.  They are made in consultation with the community, to deal with local issues and to meet local needs. 

Council’s local laws include offence provisions and a breach may result in the imposition of a penalty, fine and/or prosecution.

Frankston City currently has three local laws.  The current (consolidated) version of each local law can be accessed by clicking on the links below:

Governance Local Law No. 1

Governance Local Law No. 1 came into effect on 17 April 2015 and will cease to operate on 16 April 2025, unless revoked earlier.

The objectives of this local law are to provide for the orderly conduct of Council Meetings, election of the Mayor and use of the City Seal.  The Local Law deals with agendas, quorums, keeping of minutes, business of the meeting, voting at meetings, addressing a meeting, motions, speaking time, points of order, formal motions, amendments and rescission motions, public participation, election of the Mayor and use of the City Seal. The Local Law also fixes penalties for breach of certain provisions.

General Local Law 2016 No 8

General Local Law 2016 - No. 8 came into effect at 12.01am on 23 September 2016 and will cease to operate on 22 September 2026, unless revoked earlier.   

The purpose of the Local Law is to regulate peace, order and good government of the municipality, a safe and healthy environment so that the community within the municipality can enjoy a quality of life that meets its expectations, the safe and fair use and enjoyment of public places, the protection and enhancement of the amenity and environment of the municipality, the fair and reasonable use and enjoyment of private land; and the uniform and fair administration of this Local Law.

Tree Protection Local Law 2016 No. 22

Tree Protection Local Law 2016 No. 22 came into effect on 8 April 2016, and will cease to operate on 7 April 2026, unless revoked earlier.

The objectives of this local law are to protect trees (as defined for the purpose of the local law) growing in the municipal district; to require a minimum standard of tree pruning for the protection of trees and public safety; to provide for the peace, order and good government of the municipal district; and to protect and enhance the amenity and environment of the municipal district. 

Hard Copies for Local Laws No. 1, 8 and 22

Hard copies of the local laws can be viewed at Council’s Civic Centre and other service centres during office hours.  Copies are also available upon request.

Contact Us

Governance Local Law No. 1
Enquiries about the application of Governance Local Law No. 1, or about the process for making or amending a local law, should be directed to Council’s Governance team.
P. 1300 322 322.

General Local Law No. 8 and Tree Protection Law No. 22
Enquiries regarding the application, administration and enforcement of General Local Law No. 8 and Tree Protection Law No. 22 should be directed to Council’s Compliance and Safety team.
P. 03 9784 1917.

Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
Frankston 3199

P. 1300 322 322
E. correspondence@frankston.vic.gov.au

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