Legislations & By-Laws


The principal legislation establishing the powers and functions of councils is the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act).

In addition, most of our operations are regulated or guided by a range of related legislation, regulations, by-laws and policies.

As described in the Act, the role of Council is:

  • to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the community
  • to represent the interests of the community
  • to provide for the peace, order and good government of the municipal area.

We ensure that our services and programs support this role and continually strive to improve these services by engaging with the community, and ensuring good governance of our actions.


Kingborough Council is also governed by a number of by-laws. These provide a framework for our management and regulate our actions as an organisation.

You can view and download our by-laws as PDF documents.