Local laws are administered and enforced by various departments of Council. The Local Government Act 1989 (Victoria) enables local councils to develop local laws regarding a range of community issues.
You can download a copy of the City of Stonnington General Local Law 2018 (No.1)(PDF, 2MB) and the Procedures and Protocol Manual.(PDF, 4MB)
If you are looking for Local Laws in relation to building activity please visit our Local Laws Construction page.
Temporary advertising signs that are placed on Council Controlled Open Space (i.e. parks and reserves) by approved community groups and sporting clubs for the promotional purposes require a permit.
Local Law prohibits the use of incinerators and the lighting of fires (other than in a properly constructed barbecue). For more information please contact Council's Service Centre on 03 8290 1333.
Generally persons categorised as buskers include music performers, singers and comedians. To perform as a busker in the City of Stonnington you must obtain a permit.
To undertake fundraising, street sampling and promotional activities within the City of Stonnington a Fundraising Permit must be obtained.
The City of Stonnington has a strong commitment to addressing the problem of illegal graffiti through eradication, enforcement, engagement and education. Billposting in Stonnington is illegal.
Noise can come from a range of residential activities, this page contains information to assist in controlling and resolving unreasonable noise problems with in the City of Stonnington.
Shopping trolleys must not be left in public places. There are a number of options to report abandoned trolleys in Stonington.
Before pruning or removing (including roots) a tree on your property, or overhanging your property, that is significant, you must obtain a permit.
A person must not leave standing an unregistered vehicle or abandon a vehicle or allow a vehicle to be abandoned on any road, in a parking area provided by Council or on Council land.
The owner and occupier of the land must not cause or allow the land and nature strip adjacent to the land to be kept in a condition which is unsightly or detrimental to the general amenity of the neighbourhood.
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Local Law Infringements
The City of Stonnington acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri people and offer our respects to the elders past and present. We recognise and respect the cultural heritage of this land.