2024 State and Federal Budgets

2024-25 State and Federal Budget Analysis

WALGA provides analysis here for both the 2024-25 State and Federal Budgets for our Member Councils, Elected Members and stakeholders in the Local Government sector.


The Federal Government handed down the 2024-25 Budget on 14 May 2024.

Against a backdrop of global economic uncertainty and high levels of inflation, the 2024-25 Federal Budget was focussed on providing cost of living relief and investing in new industry development.

Importantly for Local Governments, the Budget retained its commitment to a number of key funding programs for the sector. However it missed the opportunity to invest in key priorities identified in WALGA’s Federal Budget Submission.


The State Government handed down the 2024-25 Budget on May 9 2024.

WALGA is pleased to see funding provided in a number of areas that will support Local Governments to deliver important services to their communities, but disappointed to see key initiatives such as support for bushfire volunteers has been neglected despite a multi-billion dollar surplus.

WALGA will continue to leverage the collective strength and influence of the Local Government sector for the benefit of WA Local Governments and their communities through the imminent launch of our 2024-25 State Election advocacy platform and campaign.


Economic Briefing June 2024

WALGA’s Quarterly Economic Briefing offers comprehensive information on the Local Government Cost Index, along with broader insights on the Western Australian economy. This analysis is a must read for all Local Government leaders in understanding the ramifications of a challenging economy and the effect on the Local Government sector. 


The Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) is an independent, member-based, not-for-profit organisation representing and supporting the WA Local Government sector. Our membership includes all 139 Local Governments in the State. WALGA uses its influence, support and expertise to deliver better outcomes for WA Local Governments and their communities.

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Active Bystanders (Train the Trainer)

This course equips Local Government managers and HR staff to internally train teams as active bystanders, promoting a positive workplace culture.

  • Wednesday, 21 Aug 2024
  • ONE70, LV1, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville, WA 6007


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