Who We Are

LGNSW is the peak industry association that represents the interests of NSW general purpose councils, 12 special purpose councils and the NSW Aboriginal Land Council.

LGNSW’s objective is to strengthen and protect an effective, democratic system of Local Government across NSW by supporting and advocating on behalf of member councils and delivering a range of relevant, quality services.

LGNSW achieves this by:

  • Actively and persuasively representing the views of Local Government to the NSW and Australian Governments
  • Providing effective, responsive and accountable leadership to member councils
  • Providing a comprehensive range of high-quality services and policy advice to our members
  • Increasing the capacity of Local Government to deliver quality services and meet the needs of local communities across NSW
  • Enhancing the profile and building community trust in and awareness of Local Government.

Find out more about the services provided by LGNSW (PDF, 248KB).

View LGNSW’s Interim Policy Statements (PDF, 364KB).

To view the ‘Registered Rules of the Local Government and Shires Association of New South Wales’ please go to the Fair Work Commission website.


View the list of LGNSW Board Members.


LGNSW employs approximately 60 staff in our Sydney CBD office.

Senior Management Team

Chief Executive - Donna Rygate

Director - Advocacy - Kylie Yates

Director - Services - Lillian Tiddy


LGNSW also owns a subsidiary company, Local Government Procurement.