Councils and the Coronavirus 


LGNSW Workplace Relations Unit 

Phone: 02 9242 3132

Contact LGNSW for general advice for local government on the management of COVID-19

Phone: 02 9242 4000

Resources for Local government

  • The Office of Local Government has consolidated NSW Government resources and guidance for councils on its website.
  • Covid-19 fact sheets translated for people from a non-English speaking background have been prepared by the Department of Home Affairs. Available in 28 key languages spoken by Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities and settlement clients, the fact sheets contain consistent, up-to-date information relating to Covid-19.

Joint Statement

Local Government NSW (LGNSW), the New South Wales Local Government, Clerical, Administrative, Energy, Airlines & Utilities Union (USU), Local Government Engineers Association (LGEA) and Development and Environmental Professionals Association (depa) have adopted a Joint Statement to provide guidance to Local Government employers and employees on how to respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Download the (revised) joint statement (PDF 581KB)

LGNSW has prepared the following advice on the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus and the role of local government in helping to ensure the safety of our communities.