Local Laws


Western Downs Regional Council has a regional suite of 8 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 Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs website.