Local Laws

Local Laws help protect the amenity of the Green Wedge. The Local Laws are listed below and details are in the Amenity Local Law document in Related Information at the bottom of the page.

Burning off

See details on the burning off page


An owner or occupier of land must not allow any incinerator on the land to be lit or remain alight.


Motorised Toy Vehicles

Any person using a motorised toy vehicle on private land is exempt from requiring a permit if the vehicle is used between the hours of 7am and 8pm Monday to Friday; and 9am and 8pm weekends and public holidays.

Advertising cars for sale

Vehicles advertised for sale cannot be parked on nature strips, roads or Council reserves. Municipal Laws Officers conduct regular patrols and issue fines, under Local Law provisions, of $200 for vehicles parked for the purposes of advertising

Abandoned or derelict vehicles

A person must not leave an unregistered vehicle or abandon a vehicle on any road or parking area under the control of the Council or on Council land. Vehicles found in this condition may be impounded and sold by Council

Contacting the owner

A reasonable attempt will be made to contact the registered owner to request the vehicle be removed. If the vehicle is unregistered, enquiries will be made as to ownership in the immediate neighbourhood. The time allowed for removal will be based on the circumstances. If any danger or obstruction might result, immediate removal is required.

Removal and impounding

Where an owner cannot be identified or contacted, or fails to obey a direction to remove the vehicle from a public road, the vehicle (including goods and chattels in or on the vehicle) will be removed and impounded. The owner, if known, will be contacted within four days and advised of the rights and procedures for release of impounded items.


If a vehicle remains unclaimed for 14 days the Council will proceed to sell, give away or otherwise dispose of the vehicle. Inspection of these vehicles can be arranged by appointment between 9am -11am Monday to Friday. Contact Council’s Community Safety Department on 9433 3111. The successful tenderer must remove the vehicle from the pound facility within five (5) days of the tender being accepted.

All vehicles are sold without any guarantee or warranty. All vehicles currently impounded are available for tender. Tenders, on an approved form, must be placed in the Tender Box located at the Nillumbik Shire Offices, Civic Drive, Greensborough.


See the parking permits page

Or see the parking page for information on spaces and restrictions

Tables, chairs, goods and A-frame signs on Council land

Businesses require a permit to place merchandise, signage or eating facilities on Council land and contact the Planning Unit to ensure compliance with existing permits.


Living in a caravan is not permitted in this municipality unless it is in a registered camping area. Residents who are building on a vacant block may apply for a permit to live in a caravan for up to six months while building works are being undertaken. There are also conditions under Environmental Health that must also be complied with.

Domestic rubbish bins

Rubbish bins must be brought onto your property within 24 hours of collection. Fines may be issued for bins which are repeatedly left out. For collection days search your address on the My neighbourhood page.

Overhanging tree branches

Shrubs and trees from private property are the responsibility of the property owner. Any branches that protrude from your property over footpaths and walkways must be trimmed. If your property is at an intersection, check that vegetation is not a danger to traffic or obscure the view of drivers.