Western Australian councils employ around 15,000 people and manage more than $40 billion worth 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.
Information about your council and local governments across WA.
Local government elections play an important role in Western Australia’s democratic system.
Information on permitted and prohibited areas for off-road vehicles.
Burials outside proclaimed cemeteries.
The department is responsible for administering the Dog Act 1976 and the Cat Act 2011.
Developing and amending acts and regulations through public consultations ensuring that the Western Australians have the opportunity to participate in the development of legislation.
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 key priority for the State Government.