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The City of Adelaide (CoA) is committed to ensuring our By-laws reflect the needs and expectations of our community and would like your feedback on the proposed draft By-laws.

By engaging with the community, we aim to gather valuable insights and perspectives that will help shape the final versions of these By-laws, ensuring they are fair, effective, and beneficial for all city users, residents and businesses within the City of Adelaide. Your feedback is crucial in this process, as it will inform our decisions and help us maintain a vibrant, safe, and well-regulated city.


By-laws are designed to provide good rule and governance and assist council in providing a convenient, safe, comfortable and inclusive space for its community.

Council’s authority to make a By-law is derived from Section 246 of the Local Government Act 1999 (SA) which requires the review and formal adoption of the By-laws. It is also a legislated requirement that Council reviews (and if necessary, revises) its By-laws every seven years.

The By-laws have now been reviewed and some changes proposed. No new By-laws were created. The vast majority of the proposed changes are minor in nature and are a result of legislative, interpretive or grammatical factors.

The proposed draft By-laws were presented to Council on Tuesday 11 June 2024, the report and attachments can be found here.

By-Law Review 2024

Please see below for our proposed By-laws changes:

Click here for a summary of the proposed changes.

Click here to view our current By-laws.

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for further information.

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Provide Feedback

What happens next?

We will acknowledge your feedback either by email or in writing.

All written submissions that are received with all the relevant contact information will be duly considered and presented to Council in the form of a report in a Council Meeting.

This report will be presented to Council summarising the overall result of the consultation with a copy of each submission, including the respondents’ names and address.The report will become available on Council’s website.