Local Government Week

  • Date:

    30 July - 5 August 2018

  • Location:

    Local council areas around NSW

NSW councils provide invaluable services to local communities, 365 days a year. While many people are aware that councils manage rates, roads and rubbish, the breadth and diversity of their work often goes unrecognised.

Local Government Week provides the perfect opportunity to promote the importance of councils to residents, ratepayers, businesses – the whole community.

Held each year at the end of July/start of August, Local Government Week sees councils across NSW host a range of great events and activities to showcase their day-to-day work to the community. Examples include: 

  • Family fun days
  • Multicultural fairs
  • Photographic competitions
  • Mock council meetings for local students
  • Heritage walks
  • Bush care days
  • Tours of council facilities like art galleries and recreation centres.


The theme for 2018 is The Power Of Community.

Promote your Local Government Week activities

Local Government Week is a great opportunity to explore all the ways that your council is a part of the community. To help you promote the activities you are doing during local government week we have produced design templates for A3 and A4 posters.


You can find the poster templates here along with various formats of the LG Week logo shown above. Also, download this information kit, which has a range of materials including sample social media posts, event suggestions, media releases and newsletter templates.  

LG Week Awards

A highlight of the week is the Local Government Week Awards Evening which celebrates exceptional work done by councils across the State.

Visit the Local Government Week Awards Evening page for more information including photos and winners from previous years.


We encourage councils wishing to promote their Local Government Week events and activities on Twitter to use the hashtag #LGWeek2018.