In addition to helping councils as a whole, Local Government NSW (LGNSW) also offers a range of support services to individual councillors, including mentoring and professional development.
Below are some of the ways in which LGNSW assists councillors working in local government in NSW.
Each year, the NSW Local Government Remuneration Tribunal determines the level of councillor fees. LGNSW makes submissions to the Tribunal seeking fairer and more equitable fees for NSW councillors.
LGNSW Submission 2023 (PDF, 468KB)
LGNSW Submission 2022 (PDF, 517KB)
Report and Determination 2022 (PDF, 317KB)
Previous years' submissions/reports
Read the Guidelines (PDF, 206KB) for the payment of expenses and provision of facilities for Mayors and councillors in NSW. More information is available from the Office of Local Government.
Resources for councillors
As a councillor, it’s vital that you have a good understanding of your legislated role and responsibilities. The Office of Local Government has a variety of information and resources available to help you perform your role as efficiently and effectively as possible.
LGNSW offers a variety of professional development and training opportunities to help you better understand your role and enhance your skills throughout your term.
Model Code of Conduct
The Model Code of Conduct for NSW Local Councils is prescribed by regulation and sets the minimum standards of conduct for council officials when carrying out their roles.
Guidelines to the Model Code of Conduct contain interpretive information and suggestions to help councils develop their own codes of conduct.
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