Local Governments are place makers - creating environments for communities to thrive. They respond to the diverse needs of their communities as they evolve and emerge.

WALGA provides invaluable advice and assistance on government policies and legislation affecting various facets of community development within Western Australia. As advocates for better outcomes, we aim to empower Local Governments to navigate complex issues and enact positive change within their communities.

Enhancing community wellbeing and inclusive communities is achieved through Local Government functions such as:

  • Aboriginal engagement, access and inclusion and multiculturalism
  • Children and youth programs
  • Community safety including Public Health Plans
  • Public libraries
  • Sports, recreation and culture facilities

WALGA Community Support

Our team at WALGA comprises dedicated professionals who are committed to supporting Local Governments in their efforts to enhance community development. With expertise in diverse fields and a passion for service, we collaborate with our Members to address challenges and drive meaningful progress.


How WALGA supports better outcomes for WA Local Governments 

Through partnerships with Federal and State Governments, Peak Bodies and the Not for Profit sectors, WALGA uses its influence and expertise to support Local Governments delivering better outcomes for their communities. 

WALGA’s community policy priorities reflect the critical issues impacting the Western Australia Local Government sector to enable us to maximise outcomes and facilitate solutions. In addition to our evolving and time critical priorities, the team also provides support and advice on a board range of social and community policies Local Governments manage. 

Our Policy Areas

Aboriginal Affairs

Local Government play a critical role in building inclusive communities that foster relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider community. 

Children and Youth

The Local Government sector supports the development and well-being of children and young people through providing services and infrastructure.

Public Health

Local Governments are active in the public health space through their services, infrastructure and roles relating to community wellbeing and welfare.

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Subscribe to Community and Place News

WALGA's Community and Place Newsletter is a monthly newsletter providing Local Government Community Development staff with relevant news, funding opportunities and opportunities for consultation. 

community networks


WALGA provides a number of resources on community development to support our members. Join our networks to stay connected into key issues and have access to peer-to-peer advice, support and opportunities for partnership and collaboration.

Current Community Networks:

  • WA Local Government Reconciliation Network
  • WA Local Government Access and Inclusion Officer Network
  • Local Government Community Safety Network
  • Local Government Public Library Network

Contact our team to join one of our Community Networks.

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Contact us

To contact the WALGA Community team

  • Call (08) 9213 2000 (between 8.30am - 4.30pm AWST)
  • Email us by filling out the form below
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