Councils across NSW, the closest level of government to the community, are responsible for representing the interests of their communities and delivering local services and infrastructure.

NSW Councils


Local Government NSW

Phone: 02 9242 4000
Fax: 02 9242 4111
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NSW council information

Please select from the below options to learn more about the benefits of NSW councils and the services they provide, plus find information about council elections, becoming a councillor and more.

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Benefits of Councils

Find out about the hundreds of services councils provide daily to benefit local communities.

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Become a Councillor

Learn about becoming a Councillor, including registration, nominations and the election process.

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Executive Vacancies

View senior and executive positions now available in councils throughout NSW.

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Council Elections

Information about NSW council elections – when they’re held, who can nominate and how to vote.

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NSW Council Links

View a list of links to every local council (there's 128) in NSW.

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Community perceptions of Local Government

Research commissioned by LGNSW on attitudes towards and perceptions of local government.

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Careers at Council

Learn more about the variety of council opportunities throughout Australia.

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