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.
Local government makes a big difference in our everyday lives. It defines the places we live, work and play in.
In Western Australia councils employ around 15,000 people and manage more than $40 billion of community assets.
Your local council provides a range of services to you every day, such as roads and footpaths, rubbish collection services, libraries, parks and playgrounds, community services and events, infrastructure and recreation facilities.
Visit the MyCouncil website to view, compare and share your council's financial information.
If you have a concern involving your local government, you should attempt to resolve it directly with the local government in the first instance.
The department develops and amends acts and regulations within its responsibility. We undertake public consultations to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in developing legislation.
Local laws help local governments to govern their districts. Local laws cover areas such as parking, public places and council meetings.
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