- made by a public authority such as a local government body or statutory corporation
- having effect only within the area of responsibility of the authority
- A wide range of statutory authorities are commonly authorised to make by-laws for specific purposes and also generally for purposes incidental to carrying out their statutory functions.
- By-laws are generally subject to the usual rules concerning delegated legislation including that they be reasonable, published and not ultra vires (beyond their power). (Encyclopaedic Australian Legal Dictionary)
Where to find by-laws
By-laws can usually be found on the relevant Council or body website; eg, Adelaide City Council by-laws can be found on the Council website.