Local Nuisance & Litter


The Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016 (the Act) was phased in over the first half of 2017, making Councils the relevant authority for local nuisance and litter control in their Council area. It is anticipated that the Act will assist Councils in resolving local nuisance complaints and also has a strong focus on managing littering and illegal dumping across South Australia. 

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


To provide information on specific aspects of the Act, a series of factsheets has been developed for use by Councils and the Community:

General Information 
Litter Control Information
Local Nuisance Information

How to report a Local Nuisance?

Speak to Person

Initially you should try and discuss your concerns with the people (e.g. neighbours) from where the nuisance is coming from, as they may not be aware of the effect they are having on others. This is often the quickest way to find a solution.

Contact the Body Corporate

If the nuisance is coming from premises which are subject to the rules and regulations of a Body Corporate or Strata Group, you may wish to also contact the Body Corporate or Strata Group directly, as the nuisance is likely to be a breach of their rules and regulations.

Reporting a Nuisance

Generally, Council will become involved if an issue within the Community cannot be resolved. Council will then try to work with the person causing the alleged nuisance to try and resolve the matter.

It is assumed the relevant factsheet has been reviewed prior to a complaint being made.

You can contact the Council in the following ways:

  • Completing the Council’s General Complaint Form, including as much information as possible.
  • Emailing the Council at
  • Calling the Council on 8366 9222 between 8.45am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
  • Writing to the Council at ‘Local Nuisance & Litter Complaint, PO Box 1, Campbelltown SA 5074’.

If you would like more information on the process please see the attached guide Council Procedure - Managing Nuisance & Litter Complaints(102 kb).

Reporting a Nuisance After Hours

To report a nuisance outside of Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm, please contact SA Police on 131 444 if you require action at that time.

If the Nuisance is Serious

If the nuisance has the potential for serious or material environmental harm you should contact the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) directly on 8204 2004 24/7 or email:

ERACampbelltown Made South Australia
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