Local Laws


Ararat Rural City Council currently has two Local Laws in effect.

  • Common Seal and Conduct at Meetings Local Law 2020, and
  • Neighbourhood Amenity Local Law 2022

Both documents are available at the bottom of this page.


After hours contact details for response to emergencies

The following details are for Infrastructure (Depot) staff including Local Laws for the response to emergencies that are a danger to public safety such as but not limited to:-

  • Oil spills on roads, storm damage to roads from water and trees over roads
  • Blocked drains during storms
  • Vandalism or accident damage to road signs and council buildings
  • Animal Control for dog attacks and wandering stock on roads

At 5.15pm Council's telephone system is switched over to automated attendant operation.

The caller may ring the normal Council everyday number 03 5355 0200 where they will receive recorded instructions as to the particular inquiry and to:

  • Press (2) for Depot staff - oil spills, trees over roads etc
  • Press (3) for Animal Control - dog attacks, stock on roads
  • Press (4) to leave a message for a non-emergency that will be attended to on the next working day