Support and advice

Services provided for local governments

The department provides support and advisory services to 139 local governments, including two Indian Ocean Territories.

These services aim to improve the capacity of local governments to respond to community demands and expectations, levels of accountability and legislative compliance. The Local Government Advisory Hotline is a telephone support service available to local government officers and elected members.

Local Government Advisory Hotline

Telephone: 1300 762 511


8.30 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday

Local government officers

Local government operational guidelines

Guidelines to help local governments work efficiently and effectively

WA local government accounting manual

Guidelines to help local governments with accounting requirements

Elected members


Page reviewed 04 July 2019