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As per the Local Government Act 1995, local governments have legislative power to make and define local laws as necessary, prescribed, or are necessary and/or convenient to be prescribed. The Shire of Donnybrook Balingup's local laws do not apply outside of its district, unless it is made to do so with prior approval from the Governor.

Our Local Laws


The following local laws, or sections of local laws, have been repealed within the last 7 years:

Gifts and Travel Register

The Gifts Registers contain disclosures of gifts that have been made by Elected Members, the Chief Executive Officer and Employees in accordance with the Local Government Act 1995

Elected Members and the Chief Executive Officer are required to disclose gifts which are valued over $300 or are two or more gifts with a cumulative value over $300 (where the gifts are received from the same donor in a 12 month period) within 10 days of receipt [Sections 5.87A & 5.87B Local Government Act 1995]

2023-2024 Gifts and Travel Contributions Register

Complaints Register - Minor Breaches

Pursuant to section 5.121 of the Local Government Act 1995, this register contains records of complaints which record all complaints that result in a finding under section 5.110(2)(a) that a minor breach has occurred.

The Chief Executive Officer must publish an up-to-date version of the register of complaints on the local government’s official website.

2023-2024 Complaints Register - Minor Breaches

Delegations Register

The delegations contained within this register are made to Committees pursuant to Section 5.16 and to the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 5.42 of the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act) and, where listed, some of these functions are hereby delegated by the Chief Executive Officer to Shire of Donnybrook Balingup employees (sub-delegated) pursuant to Section 5.44 of that Act. 

This Delegations Register aligns to our corporate leadership outcome 4.1 - A strategically focused, open and accountable local government and in addition provides for efficient and effective decision-making practices leading to a better use of resources.

2023-2024 Delegations Register

Register of Primary and Annual Returns

Elected Members and Designated Employees (those employees who have delegations attached to their roles) are required to lodge a primary return within 3 months of their commencement date and an annual return pursuant to sections 5.75 and 5.76 of the Local Government Act 1995

In accordance with section 5.96A(1)(i) of the Local Government Act 1995 and regulation 29C of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996, the name of each Elected Member and the position of each employee who lodged a primary or annual return for a financial year must be published to the Shire's website.

Register of Primary & Annual Returns

Lease Register

Lease Register

Part 5 of the Freedom of Information Act 1992 requires each government agency, including local governments, to prepare and publish an Information Statement annually - and you can find ours below.

Freedom of Information Statement

Enquiries about this document can be made by contacting the Freedom of Information Coordinator via (08) 9780 4200 between 9:00am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, or via email using shire@donnybrook.wa.gov.au. Alternatively, you can fill out the form below and we can point you in the right direction.

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If you are looking to submit a Freedom of Information request, please ensure that it is:

  • made in writing;
  • gives enough information so that the documents requested can be identified;
  • give an Australian address to which notices can be sent, and;
  • lodged at the agency with any application fee payable (except for where the request relates solely to the applicant).

Please note that proof of identification may be required.