As one of Australia's three spheres of government (Federal, State, Local), Local Government is the sphere that most closely affects the daily lives of citizens. It is also referred to as elected Councils, Shires, Local Councils or Local Government Authorities (LGAs).
Find a Local Government including statistics, population, location, contact details, Elected Members and more.
Find your Local Government in our Directory
The work of Local Government is varied, but it touches almost all areas of our day to day life as citizens – whether we live in cities, towns or country areas. 
Learn about the role of Local Government

Local Government revenue comes from three main sources; taxes in the form of Rates, charges for sale of goods and services, and grants from Federal and State Government. How are my rates calculated? Find out here


WALGA frequently runs a number of marketing campaigns to promote the sector. Recent campaigns include our 2021 'Happy Place' campaign and 'Be a Vocal Local' in the lead-up to the Local Government Elections. 

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