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Local Nuisance and Litter Control

From 1 February 2017, councils in South Australia will have a new regulatory role in littering in South Australia. Then, from 1 July 2017, councils will have a new role in regulating local nuisances.

Overview of the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act

The Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016 is significant legislation for councils in South Australia and is anticipated will assist in resolving local nuisance complaints through councils. The Act also has a strong focus on managing littering and illegal dumping across South Australia.

The Act confers a significant role on to councils to implement the legislation. However, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has committed to working collaboratively with the LGA and councils to ensure that the legislation is well implemented and delivers on its purpose of providing improved community outcomes relating to local nuisance, litter control, and illegal dumping.

An information sheet that provides an overview of this new regulatory regime has been prepared by the EPA and is available here

The legislation is available on the South Australian Legislation website


Model procedures and policies are available for use by councils. To view these documents, please click here and log in to the LGA Members Only website

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