Who We Are

Who We Are

The Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) is an independent, member-based, not-for-profit organisation representing and supporting the WA Local Government sector.

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 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. We do this through effective advocacy to all levels of Government on behalf of our Members, and by the provision of expert advice, services and support to Local Governments. 

WALGA’s vision is for agile and inclusive Local Governments enhancing community wellbeing and enabling economic prosperity.

Our Members can access the LGIS local government mutual indemnity scheme. LGIS is entirely owned and controlled by its members who are made up of Local Governments in Western Australia. 

Our Vision and our purpose

  • Our Sector Vision

Our vision is for agile and inclusive Local Governments to enhance community wellbeing and enable economic prosperity.

  • Our Purpose

To leverage the collective strength and influence of the Local Government sector for the benefit of WA Local Governments and their communities.

Find out more about our focus and strategic intent

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Partnered Service

LGIS is the WA Local Government Mutual Indemnity Scheme. It’s WA local governments working together to protect their organisations, people and communities. LGIS is managed by JLT Risk Solutions as appointed by WALGA through a trust arrangement.
As the protection partner of choice for WA local governments, LGIS understands the complexity of the sector like no other – they know that protection is only the beginning. They care about local government and work together to provide protection, claims and risk management services to ensure peace of mind, so that members know that everything they need covered is considered.
Since inception LGIS services have grown to provide members with a range of risk services which meet the needs of modern local governments. They work together with members to manage risks and drive down claims – protecting the Scheme, containing contribution costs, and ensuring the sustainable protection of the WA local government sector.
For more information about LGIS please visit their website at www.lgiswa.com.au 

Inside WALGA: Our People, Governance, Reconciliation, and Work Culture

Our People

At WALGA we are a strong voice for the sector, both campaigning on issues that matter to our Member Councils, and supporting the communities we represent.


At WALGA, we believe that engaging in Reconciliation fosters a deeper appreciation and mutual respect among diverse cultures.

Work at WALGA

At WALGA, we prioritise the wellbeing of our team members and offer a range of benefits such as 30 days of annual leave, a comprehensive health and wellness program, study support, and access to modern facilities to ensure a healthy work-life balance.
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