Local governments

Information for local governments to help deliver good governance to the community.

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Latest COVID-19 information, updates and resources.

COVID-19 contact register

SafeWA contact register app logo with smartphoneIt is mandatory for most businesses and venues to maintain a contact register by collecting contact details of patrons attending their premises, including customers, staff, contractors, and visitors.

The department provides advice and support to WA's 137 local governments and two Indian Ocean Territories.  

We aim to improve the capacity of local governments to respond to community demands and expectations and improve levels of accountability and legislative compliance.   

The resources and information in this section are provided to assist local councils to fulfil their legislative obligations and develop best practices.

Circulars and alerts

Compliance and governance

The department supports the local government sector in the provision of good governance and compliance by monitoring, promoting and enforcing compliance with legislation.


Elections, rates, local laws, and parking

Boards, commissions and regional subsidiaries


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Page reviewed 05 August 2021