The Outback Communities (Administration and Management) Act was proclaimed in 2009 and creates the Outback Communities Authority. The functions and objectives contained in section 6 of the Act clearly define the role of the Authority:
(1) The functions of the Authority are —
(a) To manage the provision of public services and facilities to outback communities; and
(b) To promote improvements in the provision of public services and facilities to outback communities; and
(c) To articulate the views, interests and aspirations of outback communities.
Local Government Act 1999 provides a clear and concise management framework for the operation of the Local Government sector.
Volunteers Protection Act 2001 is relevant to the work of the Authority and the communities that it engages given the strong volunteer support that helps to make outback communities sustainable.