Local Laws


Western Downs Regional Council has a regional suite of 7 local laws and 22 subordinate local laws that apply across the Western Downs local government area.

Western Downs Regional Council Local Laws Register

Local Laws and Subordinate Local Laws

Council's suite of laws cover a wide range of administrative and regulatory roles and functions, including areas such as signage, food hygiene, footpath dining, building, parking, keeping pets, gates and grids, temporary entertainment events, and permits and licences.

Council has developed a set of helpful fact sheets to assist residents with identifying which laws may be relevant to them. The local laws and subordinate local laws can be accessed on the Local Laws and Subordinate Local Laws webpage. Alternatively, copies can be requested from each of Council's Customer Service Centres or by emailing a request to info@wdrc.qld.gov.au.

You can also access the Local Laws database on the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning website.


Fact Sheets

Name Size
Camping Grounds Local Laws Fact Sheet 558.78 KB
Commercial Use of Local Government Controlled Areas Facilities and Roads 103.00 KB
Community Safety Hazards Local Laws Fact Sheet 113.10 KB
Installation of Advertising Devices Local Laws Fact Sheet 94.98 KB
Local Government Controlled Areas Facilities and Roads 144.04 KB
Operation of Caravan Park Local Laws Fact Sheet 835.66 KB
Overgrown Allotments Local Laws Fact Sheet 138.12 KB
Regulated Activities on Local Government Controlled Areas and Roads 104.60 KB
Regulated Parking Local Laws Fact Sheet 100.35 KB
Regulation of Election signage Local Laws Fact Sheet 380.04 KB
Responsible Pet Ownership Local Laws Fact Sheet 85.10 KB
Shared Facility Accommodation Local Laws Fact Sheet 520.88 KB
Temporary Entertainment Events Local Laws Fact Sheet 112.62 KB
Temporary Homes Local Laws Fact Sheet 101.67 KB
Unsightly Allotments Local Laws Fact Sheet 145.83 KB
What Animals Am I Allowed to Keep Local Laws Fact Sheet 390.83 KB


Application Forms

Name Size
Advertising Device Application 200.89 KB
Application Accreditation Amendment Food Safety Program 173.13 KB
Application Approval of Parking Permit 63.27 KB
Application Approval Operate Camping Grounds 151.62 KB
Application Approval Operate Shared Facility 143.44 KB
Application Food Business Licence 773.15 KB
Application for Amendment of Food Business Licence 152.33 KB
Application for Approval Operate Caravan Park 276.71 KB
Application for Commercial Use of Roads 151.51 KB
Application for Environmentally Relevant Activity Registration Certificate 205.71 KB
Application for Skin Penetration Establishment 162.54 KB
Application Register Continuing Acvitity 148.62 KB
Application Review Local Law Decision 132.21 KB
Application Temporary Entertainment Event 81.37 KB
Application to Establish or Occupy Temporary Home 151.26 KB
Application Transfer Local Law Approval 65.95 KB
Application Undertake Regulated Activity Local Government Controlled Area or Road 154.86 KB
Permit Keep Additional Animals Application 219.59 KB