Working for Local Government

The WA Local Government Association (WALGA) is working for Local Government in Western Australia. As the peak industry body, WALGA advocates on behalf of WA's 139 Local Governments and negotiates service agreements for the sector. WALGA is not a government department or agency.

WALGA’s Corporate Strategy (2020-2025) can be downloaded here .
WALGA's Constitution can be downloaded here.

WALGA Annual Report

The WALGA Annual Report includes information on services and policy support provided by the Association, key achievements and activity conducted throughout the year and the audited financial statements for the organisation.

WALGA's 2020/21 Annual Report can be downloaded here.

WALGA’s History

The WA Local Government Association was formed on 6 December 2001 to provide a truly representative and united voice for Local Government in WA. Prior to this, a number of membership-based representative structures existed to represent Local Government in WA.


Our operational structure is comprised of a number of internal business units who undertake either policy and advocacy work on behalf of the Local Government sector or offer services to assist Local Governments to perform their duties.

Our Governance structure comprises of our State Council and Zones - for more information click here.

Key People

President, Mayor Tracey Roberts JP

Elected President of WALGA in March 2020, Tracey Roberts has been a Councillor at the City of Wanneroo since 2003 and Mayor since 2011. She is Vice President of the Australian Local Government Association, Deputy Chair of the National Growth Areas Alliance, WALGA Life Member and a Diploma of Local Government graduate.

CEO, Nick Sloan
Prior to joining WALGA Nick was the Executive Director, Planning and Service Delivery at the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.  

Nick has worked in Ministerial offices at State Government levels as Chief of Staff to the Minister for Local Government; and Principal Policy Advisor to the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Racing, Gaming and Liquor.
Nick has extensive experience at Executive level in State Government including roles in regional WA. During this time, Nick managed complex policy agendas at both State and Local Government level.

Nick is a Director on a number of Boards including LGIS, an industry based self-insurance Scheme for Local Government in WA; and Nature Play WA, an NFP established to increase the time Western Australian children spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature.

Partnered Service

LGIS manages a suite of insurance, health and risk management services for Local Government across Western Australia. More than simply insurers, expertise is available to assist with OSH, Injury prevention, Injury management, Health Assessments, Stress and Organisational Wellbeing, Workplace Training, Business Continuity, Employee Benefits and general Risk management.