The City of Bunbury strives to provide good governance for all its functions and the development and progression of Bunbury.

We believe good governance requires us to be accountable, transparent, legally compliant, equitable and inclusive, effective and efficient and participatory.

The operations of the City of Bunbury are governed by the Local Government Act 1995 and associated Regulations.  In carrying out its functions a local government is to use its best endeavours to meet the needs of current and future generations through integration of environmental protection, social advancement and economic prosperity.

Local government also operates within a framework of delegated legislation, including orders and proclamations made by the Governor, by-laws, regulations and ordinances made by other statutory authorities.

For information regarding Acts, please access State Law Publisher.

For more information click on the links below:


Freedom of Information​

Local Laws

Minor Breaches Register

Council Policies​

Public Interest Disclosure​

Reports, Plans and Strategies

Conduct and Ethics

Bunbury district and ward boundaries​

Register of Gifts and Travel

In accordance with the Local Government Act 1995 (section 5.89A), the Chief Executive Officer keeps a register of gifts and travel contributions made to relevant persons. The register can be viewed below.

Register of Gifts and Contributions to Travel

More information on this legislative requirement can be found by visiting the Department of Local Government and Communities.

Register of Certain Complaints of Minor Breaches

​Pursuant to section 5.121(3) of the Local Government Act 1995, the Chief Executive Officer is to publish an up-to-date version of the register of complaints on the local government’s official website. This register records all complaints that result in a finding under section 5.110(2)(a) that a minor breach occurred. 

Minor Breaches Register