Laws & Rules

No Smoking Playground

Monash has four local laws which are in place to protect the amenity of Monash and the safety of all those who come to be in it. These local laws cover many aspects of daily life such as keeping footpaths and walkways clear of vegetation, sharing the available parking fairly, reducing risks and ensuring the proper procedures are followed in Council meetings and elections.

We encourage the community to be responsible for keeping Monash a safe and enjoyable place to live and work by complying with our local laws.

Notice of Making a Local Law

Community Amenity (Miscellaneous Amendments)

On 31 October 2017, Monash Council made a new local law, to be referred to as Local Law No. 1 of 2017 – Community Amenity (Miscellaneous Amendments) Local Law, which comes into operation on 1 December 2017.

The following information about the Local Law is provided in accordance with section 119(3) of the Local Government Act 1989:

Purpose of the Local Law

The purpose of the Local Law is to:

  1. Amend Council’s Local Law No. 3 – Community Amenity; and
  2. Provide for the peace, order and good government of Council’s municipal district.

General Purport of the Local Law

The Local Law amends Local Law No. 3 – Community Amenity and:

  • Amends some maximum penalty amounts;
  • Introduces a new defined term and makes some amendments to existing defined terms;
  • Provides for new exceptions from the:
    • Prohibition on animals in Municipal Places;
    • Restrictions on the lighting and maintenance of fires; and
  • Creates offences relating to:
    • Conducting filming in reserves or Council controlled land;
    • Failure to maintain a nature strip adjacent to land in areas other than residential areas; and
    • Displaying offensive or inappropriate content on advertising signs.

The local law comes into operation on 1 December 2017.

A copy of the Local Law may be inspected or obtained during office hours, at the Monash Civic Centre, 293 Springvale Rd, Glen Waverley and Oakleigh Service Centre, 3 Atherton Rd, Oakleigh and online:

Proposed Local Law: Community Amenity (Miscellaneous Amendments) Local Law (PDF, 117KB)

Outdoor smoking bans

The new smoking bans prohibit smoking in outdoor dining areas of restaurants, cafes, take-away shops and licensed premises in areas where food is consumed on footpaths, balconies and in courtyards. The smoking bans came into effect on 1 August 2017. Read more

General Permit

The below permit covers a number of uses including container storage, general fundraising and fireworks.

Local Law General Permit (PDF, 878KB)

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Last updated: 21 November 2017