By-laws & regulations

Councils in South Australia are able to establish by-laws under the Local Government Act 1999. By-laws are local laws established by councils to deal with issues specific to the areas under the care and control of council. 

The City of Onkaparinga recently renewed its by-laws which will now be in place until 1 January 2024 (excluding By-law 7 Dogs, being 1 January 2023), as below:

PDF icon png By-law 1 Permits & Penalties (75K)

A By-law to create a permit system for Council’s By-laws, to fix maximum and continuing penalties for offences, and for the construction of Council By-laws.

PDF icon png By-law 2 Moveable Signs (179K)

This By-law sets standards for moveable signs on roads and provides conditions for the placement of such signs.

Council has determined that businesses may display A/T frame or feather style signs without requiring a permit if in accordance with the guidelines below:

PDF icon png Guidelines for construction and placement of signs (A and T frame, feather style signs) (1Mb)

All other sign types require a permit – please contact our Compliance Team on ph 8384 0666 for more information on moveable signs.

PDF icon png By-law 3 Roads (37k)

This by-law regulates activities on roads in the Council’s area

Activities requiring a permit include:

  • amplification
  • animals
  • camping
  • donations
  • obstructions
  • preaching
  • public exhibitions
  • vehicles

PDF icon png By-law 4 Local Government Land (5.1Mb)

This By-law regulates access to and use of Local Government land (other than roads and foreshore areas), and certain public places.

Council has made a number of determinations in relation to local government land summarised as follows:

Camping

The signed area at Clarendon Oval may be used for camping for overnight stays until 10am the following day.

Horses

Horses are permitted on the reserves listed as part of the City of Onkaparinga’s horse trail network. View information and the trail listings.

See below for information regarding horses on beaches.

Other activities on Local Government land may require a permit – please see More information below

PDF icon png By-law 6 Foreshore (181K)

This By-law regulates access to and use of Local Government Land comprising the foreshore and nearby areas.

 

Council has made a number of determinations in relation to the foreshore areas as follows:

Boats

Boats may be launched from a number of foreshore areas at parts of Sellicks Beach, Aldinga Beach, Moana, Port Noarlunga, and the Christies Beach and O’Sullivan’s Beach boat ramps.

Please view By-law 6 Foreshore (above) for the precise locations allowed for the launching of boats.

Horses

Horses are permitted on certain beaches at certain times (times change with daylight savings). View more information on each of the beaches available for horse riding

Vehicles

Vehicle access is permitted on certain beaches at certain times - view information concerning access, responsibilities and fees.

Other activities on our foreshore may require a permit – please see More information below

PDF icon png By-law 7 Dogs 2015 (14.2Mb)

This by-law allows for the management and control of dogs in the council area and limits the number of dogs kept on premises.

Council has made a number of determinations in relation to dogs, including on and off leash areas and set limits on the number of dogs allowed for each property without a permit.

Find more information on dogs and responsible ownership.

More information

For more information on the application of the above by-laws, please contact our Community Rangers team on 8384 0666 or via mail@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au

For proposed activities requiring a permit, or activities not specifically listed under the by-laws, please view our Permits page or telephone our Permits team on 8384 0666

Please note that council no longer requires a by-law for the management of bird scarers (previously No.5), with control of such devices now managed by state government legislation.

 

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