Local laws help to govern the diverse communities of the Sunshine Coast region. Local laws govern issues such as:
- keeping animals
- approvals for activities
- bathing reserves
- dog off-leash areas.
There is a type of local law called a subordinate local law. The principles contained in local laws are often provided for in more detail in their subordinate local laws.
The Sunshine Coast Council local laws and subordinate local laws were adopted on 1 January 2012.
Since then a number of minor local law amendments have been adopted by council. These amendments have been consolidated into the local laws and subordinate local laws. This has been done to make them clear and easy to use.
Local law reviews
Local laws are regularly reviewed. Council is proposing some amendments to the local laws and subordinate local laws for the Sunshine Coast region. You can submit your feedback to council by 30 November 2015.
Local laws fact sheets
Council has created fact sheets to help you understand the region’s local laws. These fact sheets are available in the table below, along with the local laws and subordinate local laws.
Copies of the local laws are also available from council's customer service centres and libraries.
Managing Roadsides: Council applies local laws across all roads, including state-controlled roads, to improve attractiveness and safety.
Noise and Light: Council is responsible for investigating some noise, light and glare complaints. Find fact sheets, guidelines and general information about how to lodge a complaint.
Bulcock Beach Boardwalk: Regulations for fishing, animal on-leash and prohibited areas and use of facilities surrounding the Bulcock Beach Boardwalk.
For more information, please contact council's customer service centre or visit the Department of Local Government website .