Prosecution and civil enforcement policy

Establishes clear principles about the circumstances in which we will undertake legal proceedings.



  • The City of Sydney is an enforcement authority under a large range of legislation.
  • This policy outlines our options for initiating legal proceedings to enforce non-compliance with legislation and what factors will be considered when determining whether proceedings should be initiated.
  • It should be read in conjunction with the our compliance policy, which explains how unlawful activity will be investigated and what factors are taken into account in making decisions regarding the exercise of our compliance powers.
  • This policy applies to all our enforcement functions except parking and related matters.
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