Local Laws

The City of Bunbury endorses several state and local government regulations to protect the health, safety and harmony of our community.

The Local Government Act permits each local government to make local laws to assist in carrying out its functions and powers in its district. These laws deal with a wide range of community, environmental and governance issues.

The City of Bunbury operates under local laws which have been developed and introduced to help control certain types of industries and activities for the protection and benefit of residents.  These laws are reviewed every eight years but can be reviewed and amended at any time. It should be noted that any contravention of these local laws can lead to prosecution.

For information regarding Acts, please click here to access the State Law Publisher.


Proposed Local Law


The City of Bunbury gives notice of its intention to make a new Dogs Local Law, the purpose of which is to repeal the existing Dogs Local Law 2002 and to extend to Council the controls over dogs which exist under the Dog Act 1976.


The effect of the local law is to provide Council with controls and regulatory measures in relation to the impounding of dogs, requirements and limitations on the keeping of dogs, and the management of dogs in public places.
Submissions on the proposed laws may be made addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, via either post or email to records@bunbury.wa.gov.au. Submissions are to be received by Friday 8 February 2019.

To read the revised Dog Local Law click here