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.

The Governance Rules replaced the Meeting Procedures Local Law.

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.

General Permit

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

Local Law General Permit (pdf, 772KB)

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.

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Last updated: 26 August 2020