Local Law No. 2 covers most aspects of life in Hepburn Shire, including areas such as:
- Public street and road usage
- Alcohol consumption
- Burning of offensive materials
- Keeping of animals.
Local Law No. 2 was adopted at the Council Meeting in February 2020.
Read Local Law No.2(PDF, 4MB).
Under Local Law No. 2, Permits must be obtained from the Shire for certain business activities, fundraising events, farming activities and fire management procedures, to ensure that they are conducted in a manner that protects the public safety and amenity for the whole community.
Local Law guidelines
The following guidelines have been developed to provide more advice in relation to Local Law 2 on:
Types of permits
If you are looking for a specific permit you can search for it in the search bar at the top of our website. Below are some of the permits that apply to Local Law 2.
See our Business permits page for the list of permits required across each type of businesses
If you are wanting to hold a temporary food event such as a market, festival or community event, you will need to comply with food safety requirements and apply for a temporary food permit. Visit our Temporary food permit page for details.
An obstruction permit is for when you want to:
- Fence off part of a road
- Hoard or overhead protective awning
- Operate a mobile crane or travel tower
- Excavate or reinstate excavation
- Occupy a parking bay in a restricted area.
Apply for an Obstruction Permit
Along with registering your dog or cat, you will need a Local Law Permit to own excess cats or dogs, or to own various other animals. Find out about an Excess Animals Permit or a Permit to own other animals on our Excess or other animals page.