Councils across NSW, the closest level of government to the community, are responsible for representing the interests of their communities and delivering local services and infrastructure.
Local Government NSW
Phone: 02 9242 4000
Fax: 02 9242 4111
Please select from the below options to learn more about the benefits of NSW councils and the services they provide, plus find information about council elections, becoming a councillor and more.
Find out about the hundreds of services councils provide daily to benefit local communities.
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Learn about becoming a Councillor, including registration, nominations and the election process.
View senior and executive positions now available in councils throughout NSW.
Information about NSW council elections – when they’re held, who can nominate and how to vote.
View a list of links to every local council (there's 128) in NSW.
Research commissioned by LGNSW on attitudes towards and perceptions of local government.
Learn more about the variety of council opportunities throughout Australia.