WALGA will be respected for delivering on the aspirations of our members, as the lead Association for Local Government.

  • Local Governments will be built on good governance, autonomy, local leadership, democracy, community engagement and diversity;

  • Local Governments will have the capacity to provide economically, socially and environmentally sustainable services and infrastructure that meets the needs of their communities.

The WA Local Government Association (WALGA) lobbies and negotiates on behalf of 139 WA Local Governments. As the peak lobbying and advocacy organisation, we have a strong influence on how policy decisions are made that affect the sector.

Senior WALGA staff regularly consult with Ministers, politicians and senior bureaucrats and negotiate supplier agreements with senior executives of organisations with the capacity to deliver statewide services.

We represent Local Government

We represent our Members who are 139 Local Governments (also known as City, Town or Shire Councils) in WA with approximately 1300 Elected Members, 14,500 employees and 2.2 million constituents.

We are not a government department

WALGA is a private and independent entity. We operate as a membership-based organisation. Our funding comes from membership subscriptions, business and grants. We are not a government department or agency. Rather we work for and on behalf of Local Government in WA.

We add value for ratepayers

Through our business development and delivery functions we are able to return to Member Councils value in excess of their membership fees. That is, we increase returns to ratepayers.

WALGA provides value to member Local Governments by:

  • Enhancing the capacity of Local Governments to deliver services:

  • Building a positive profile for Local Government;

  • Providing effective leadership on behalf of the sector; and Ensuring representation for Local Government

The Association's Strategic Plan (2015-2020) can be downloaded here.

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