The department will be closed from Wednesday 27 December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024. We will respond to queries in the New Year. Best wishes for a safe and happy festive season.
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Regulation 33A of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations now requires local governments to undertake a review of their 2023-24 annual budget no earlier than 31 December 2023 and no later than 29 February 2024.
Local governments must organise for new council members to undertake mandatory training.
Local governments, community members, animal rehoming services, vet practices and other stakeholders are encouraged to have their say on proposed new Dog and Cat Regulations before public consultation closes on 5pm 20 November 2023.
The public, community groups, industry and government bodies are invited to comment on a discussion paper released as part of a review of the Cemeteries Act 1976 and the Cremation Act 1929 (the Review), now available on the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ website.
Remembrance Day is a day of special significance, commemorating the loss of Australian lives in all wars, conflicts and peace operations.
The Governor has declared that the Celebration Day for the Anniversary of the Birthday of the Reigning Sovereign (King’s Birthday public holiday) will be observed in 2024 on Monday 23 September.
Please join us for our monthly reform webinar.
A State Funeral Service for the Honourable William (Bill) George Hayden AC will take place at 9.00 am AWST on Friday 3 November 2023 at St Mary’s Church, Elizabeth Street, Ipswich, Queensland.
Local governments will need to prepare for their first Council meeting post election.
This Saturday, 21 October is election day for local governments across Western Australia.
From 1 September 2023, local governments are required to disclose information about each transaction made on a credit card, debit card or other purchasing cards.
The State Government has brought in the next set of local government regulation amendments with the Local Government Regulation Amendment Regulations (No. 3) 2023.
DLGSC has engaged the Town Team Movement to deliver free placemaking training for the whole local government sector in WA.
Section 6.4 of the Local Government Act 1995 sets out the obligations of local governments with regards to their annual financial reporting.
Our regional and metropolitan local governments have been recognised for their innovative solutions to build community connections, activate local spaces and foster greater collaboration.
The next local government reform webinar is scheduled for Friday 22 September.
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries will have a booth at this year’s WA Local Government Association’s (WALGA) Local Futures Convention.
A call out from the State Government today is urging ratepayers and residents to recognise the importance of local democracy by making voting a priority at the upcoming local government elections.
Vote for the important things in your community at the local government elections on 21 October.
The Western Australian Electoral Commission has confirmed that the Voice to Parliament referendum on 14 October 2023 will not affect the date of local government elections.
Local government makes a big difference in our everyday lives. It defines the places we live, work and play.
MyCouncil provides information about your council and local government across WA.
Local government elections play an important role in Western Australia's democratic system.
The updated induction course published on 31 May 2021 must be completed prior to nominating for a local election.
Promoting responsible dog ownership and the future health and welfare of dogs.
The Cemeteries Act 1986 requires all deceased persons to be buried in proclaimed cemeteries administered by responsible trustees.
Information on permitted and prohibited areas for off-road vehicles.
The department is responsible for administering the Dog Act 1976 and the Cat Act 2011.
The department administers the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Act 1995 (the Act).
Helping to improve the capacity of local governments to respond to community demands and expectations, and improve levels of accountability and legislative compliance.
Providing support and advisory services to 139 local governments.
A list of acts and regulations relating the local government.
Facilitating good governance and compliance by monitoring, promoting and enforcing compliance.
WA Local Government Grants Commission and Advisory Board.
Information on rates setting for local governments.
The Local Government Act 1995 enables local governments to make local laws considered necessary for the good government of their districts.
A regional subsidiary is designed to be a convenient way for local governments to pool their resources and cooperate more closely with neighbouring districts.
Changes to the Local Government Act 1995 were passed by Parliament requires all council members to complete training within the first 12 months of being elected.
Current and ongoing initiatives to help strengthen all local governments across Western Australia.
The department invited comments from local governments and the wider community to inform implementation of the proposed reforms.
The Minister for Local Government’s Place Innovation Awards are designed to recognise and promote innovative place-related projects, policies and activities involving local governments in Western Australia.
A framework for local governments to establish local priorities linking to operational functions.
Information relating to inquiries into misconduct of local governments.
The department may issue a notice to a local government when it has concerns about the running of the council or administration and requires further information to resolve the matter.
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