Western Australian 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.
This section explains some of the activities undertaken by councils. For details of specific activities in your local area, contact your local council.
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Information about your council and local governments across WA
Local government elections play an important role in Western Australia’s democratic system.
It's now compulsory for all candidates nominating in a local government election to complete the department’s online induction.
Burials outside proclaimed cemeteries
The department is responsible for administering the Dog Act 1976 and the Cat Act 2011.
Information on permitted and prohibited areas for off-road vehicles
The first significant reform of local government conducted in more than two decades
Dogs are an important part of many Western Australian families and promoting responsible dog ownership and the future health and welfare of dogs is a priority for the State Government.