In addition to the Policy Advice and Advocacy provided to all members, WALGA offers a number of subscription and fee-for-service activities to assist Local Governments to perform their duties.

All members are able to access additional services on a fee-for-service basis:

Employee Relations
Subscribing members are provided:
  • direct support for CEOs senior manager, line managers and HR practitioners in the management of staff
  • advice on employee relations and human resource matters
  • a negotiation and advocacy service in industrial commissions and tribunals
  • distribution of Employee Relations Alerts on a wide range of workplace relations issues relevant to Local Governments, and
  • template policies and procedures
Governance/Local Laws Service
Subscribers are able to access electronic, searchable versions of WALGA’s Councillors Manual, Practice Notes and Forms and Proformas Manuals.
In addition, the Local Laws service includes guidelines on the Local Law making process, template Local Laws in downloadable format, NCP/public benefit tests and the role of the Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.
Procurement Services
Subscription services include access to the WA Local Government Procurement Toolkit, an essential resource for procurement professionals outlining the steps to the procurement process and including tools and templates. 

Additional benefits include access to resources, professional networks and an advisory service.


Council Connect

WALGA has partnered with ICT, Design and Web specialist company Market Creations to provide a consistent platform with individually configured websites for Members.  Subscriber websites are provided data safety through Geraldton data centre hosting with regular backup to a Perth facility and access speeds via the Geraldton NBN connection.


Council Connect
Tax Services

Delivered by tax specialists, Moore Australia, subscribers access information and advisory services to support Local Government indirect taxation compliance. The service maintains regular communications, training, and enquiry hotline and produces reference resources including the Elected Member Taxation Guide and Officer Tax Guide.