WALGA Members Governance Advice

Member Local Governments, Elected Members and Officers, have access to the WALGA Governance Advisory Service providing guidance on matters relating to the Local Government Act and Regulations, other legislation impacting the operations of Local Government and governance best practice. For further information, email the WALGA Governance Team on governance@walga.asn.au or call (08) 9213 2514.

WALGA provides a number of Governance tools and templates for the benefit of all Members, and conducts research and consultation to assist in advocacy on behalf of the sector. 

In addition, the Governance and Organisational Services Team manages the Association Governance function including State Council and Zones process,the appointment of Local Government representatives to a range of committees and the Local Government Honours Program.

WALGA provides a number of Governance tools and templates for the benefit of all Members - see
Templates and Resources
COVID-19 Info and Resources

Governance Subscription Service / Local Laws Subscription Service

In addition to the above Governance Advice service to Members, WALGA also offers additional Subscription only services that include detailed guides, tools and templates.  Please contact the Governance Team on governance@walga.asn.au or (08) 9213 2000 if you would like to access the Governance and / or Local Laws Subscription Services.

Governance Service, includes online access to:

  • Complete Guide to the Local Government Act Practice Notes – specifically for Local Government senior managers and staff.
  • Complete Guide to the Local Government Act Forms and Proforma
  • Local Government Act Councillors Manual
  • Decision Making in Practice Tookit, including an ‘Introduction to Local Government Decision Making’, a Delegated Authority Guide and Template Delegation Register.  An Authorisations Guide is coming soon.
  • Good Governance in Practice – collates tools and templates to assist Local Governments in implementing good governance practices, including; a Compliance Calendar Template and Guideline, Primary and Annual Returns Management Guideline and Procedure, Meeting Procedures – Process of Motions Guide, Transaction (Credit) Card Template Policy and Procedures, Integrity in Procurement Self Audit Tool and Rate Exemption Best Practice Guide

Local Laws Subscription Service, includes online access to the Local Laws Manual – a guide to assist Local Governments in making and managing Local Laws, PLUS 14 Template Local Laws.

For further information please visit the Governance and Local Laws Subscription webpage.