Local government makes a big difference in our everyday lives. It defines the places we live, work and play.
In Western Australia 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.
Search the Local Government Directory to find your local council's contact details.
Visit the MyCouncil website to view, compare and share your council's financial information.
Read more about Local government in WA.