Local Government Act 2019

The Local Government Bill 2019 was passed by the Northern Territory Parliament on 28 November 2019 (it is now called the Local Government Act 2019). It is anticipated that the Local Government Act 2019 will commence on 1 July 2020.

Regulations to sit under the Local Government Act 2019 are now being drafted. It is anticipated that consultation on the Regulations will be held in early 2020.


Local Government Bill passed by Northern Territory Parliament on 28 November 2019 (it is now called the Local Government Act 2019 (the Act).

The Administrator of the Northern Territory gives assent for the Local Government Act 2019 to become law. It is anticipated that the Act will commence on 1 July 2020.

Regulations for the Act are drafted. It is anticipated that consultation will be held in March 2020.

Feedback from consultation will inform the finalisation of the Regulations.

Last updated: 23 January 2020

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