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Want to make a difference? Consider running for your local council this September

Jun 1, 2021
Community members are called on to nominate as a candidate in the upcoming local government elections to be held on 16 October 2021.

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Changes to application deadlines for some culture and the arts grants

May 25, 2021
There are some important dates to remember if you’re planning to apply to some of the department’s culture and the arts grant programs.
Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags

Flying of flags: National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week

May 20, 2021

LG Alert

Flying the Indigenous flags on National Sorry Day and throughout National Reconciliation Week recognises the significance of these events for all Australians and is a sign of respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture.
Spectators arrive at Optus Stadium

Perth secures historic Ashes Test and One Day International for 2021-22 season

May 19, 2021
Cricket's greatest rivalry is set to return to Perth following today's announcement that Optus Stadium will host the fifth Ashes Test between Australia and England from January 14 to 18 next year.
The Stidwell Family from left to right Sienna Hepworth (Mike Stidwell’s Grandaughter) Denise Legge (winner) Jill Stidwell and Siobhan Hepworth (Mike Stidwells Daughter) .

Pony Club volunteer recognised with prestigious award

May 18, 2021
Pony Club Western Australia Great Southern Zone stalwart Denise Legge has won the prestigious Mike Stidwell Medal, for her longstanding commitment to sports volunteering in Western Australia's Great Southern region.
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Applications open for Indian COVID-19 Crisis Relief Funding

May 17, 2021
Applications are now open for the State Government's $2 million relief funding program to help India through its second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The lighthouse on Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island riding global wave in surfing championship splash

May 14, 2021
After two weeks of huge swell at the competition in Margaret River, the World Surf League Championship Tour is heading to Rottnest Island, marking the first time Western Australia has hosted two world surfing events in the same year.
The Alternative Archive exhibition

The Alternative Archive gives unique insight into local voices

May 14, 2021
Diverse artistic voices from across the State are being celebrated with the opening of The Alternative Archive survey exhibition in Perth.
Duncan Ord

New leadership for State Government departments

May 13, 2021
Effective Monday 31 May 2021, a number of Directors General are changing departments, or taking planned retirement.
Jacaranda trees blooming in front of townhouses in the suburb of Subiaco in Perth, Western Australia.

Authorised Inquiry reports tabled in Parliament

May 13, 2021
Authorised Inquiry reports into three local governments have been tabled in the Western Australian Parliament.
Hand picking a bottle of wine up from shelf

Restrictions on the sale of packaged liquor due to COVID-19 — Kimberley region

May 11, 2021
The Director of Liquor Licensing has reviewed the previous restrictions on liquor purchases in the Kimberley put in place to support measures taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A close up of who people budgeting using a computer and calculator

Preparing your 2021-22 budget

May 5, 2021

LG Alert

Differential rating and minimum payments — return to normal practise.
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State Government donates $2 million towards India COVID crisis

May 4, 2021
The State Government is allocating $2 million in relief funding to support those directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in India.
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