Parliamentary Acts Governing Cockburn

The City of Cockburn is responsible for administering legislation passed by the Federal and State Parliaments of Australia. The Local Government Act 1995 is the main piece of legislation that local governments must follow.

The City of Cockburn is responsible for overseeing the following State and Federal Acts:

  • Building Code of Australia
  • Dividing Fences Act 1961
  • Strata Titles Act 1985
  • Bush Fires Act 1954 and associated regulations
  • Control of Vehicles (Off-Road Areas) Act 1978
  • Dog Act 1976 and associated regulations
  • Litter Act 1979 and associated regulations
  • Environmental Protection Act 1986
  • Health Act 1911 and associated regulations
  • Liquor Licensing Act 1988 and associated regulations
  • Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act 1984 and associated regulations
  • Tobacco Control Act 1990 and associated regulations
  • Heritage of WA Act 1990
  • Metropolitan Region Scheme
  • Planning and Development Act 2005
  • City of Cockburn District Zoning Scheme No.3
  • Valuation of Land Act 1978
  • Cemeteries Act 1986
  • Justices Act 1902.

The State Law Publisher has more information on West Australian legislation and statutes.

Local Laws

The City of Cockburn has its own Local Laws that are managed by relevant departments.

More information and contact

Please contact the Governance and Risk Coordinator for more information on Acts on 08 9411 3444 or at [email protected].



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Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for Country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.