Local Government Week

  • Date:

    29 July - 4 August 2019

  • Location:

    Local council areas around NSW

Local Government Week (29 July to 4 August 2019) is a great opportunity to showcase and celebrate the work and services councils provide to their communities.

Many councils use the week to encourage their community to explore the ways in which local government is part of their lives, and what their council does.

The theme for 2019 is Your Council. 

LG Week presents an opportunity to move the conversation beyond roads, rates and rubbish and highlight how closely Your Council is involved in your community. Everything from council-managed childcare centres, libraries, cemeteries, sports fields and pools, to food safety checks, museums and galleries, building and development and pet registrations – all operated by councils.

It’s also an opportunity to highlight the sector as a whole. For example, did you know:
  • Local government in NSW employs more than 55,000 people
  • Local government in NSW looks after more than $136 billion of community assets
  • In 2017, local government spent $2 billion on caring for the environment including recycling and waste management, stormwater management and preserving and protecting our native flora and fauna
  • NSW has 450 council-run libraries that attract more than 34.8 million visits each year
  • Local government in NSW is responsible for around 90% of the state’s roads and bridges
  • NSW councils manage an estimated 3.5 million tonnes of waste each year
  • NSW councils own and manage more than 600 museums, galleries, theatres and art centres.

LG Week Awards

As the signature event of Local Government Week, the Local Government Awards celebrate exceptional projects in planning, arts and culture, youth and communication involving local councils and their communities.
Nominations are now open and you’ll find full details, closing dates, entry forms and more here.

Promote your local government week activities.

LGNSW will once again help to promote your local government week activities. We’ll have more information soon, so keep an eye on the Weekly for details.


We encourage councils wishing to promote their Local Government Week events and activities on social media to use the hashtag #LGWeek2019