Local Government Week

NSW councils provide invaluable services to local communities, 365 days a year. While many people are aware that councils manage rates, roads and rubbish, the breadth and diversity of their work often goes unrecognised.

Local Government Week provides the perfect opportunity to promote the importance of councils to residents, ratepayers, businesses – the whole community.

Held each year at the end of July/start of August, Local Government Week sees councils across NSW host a range of great events and activities to showcase their day-to-day work to the community. Examples include: 

  • Family fun days
  • Multicultural fairs
  • Photographic competitions
  • Mock council meetings for local students
  • Heritage walks
  • Bush care days
  • Tours of council facilities like art galleries and recreation centres.


The theme for 2018 is The Power Of Community.
Local Government Week is a great opportunity to explore all the ways that your council is a part of your community…take a look, you might be surprised!

LG Week Awards

A highlight of the week is the Local Government Week Awards Evening which celebrates exceptional work done by councils across the State.

Visit the Local Government Week Awards Evening page for more information including photos and winners from previous years.


Councils wishing to promote their Local Government Week events and activities on Twitter can use the hashtag '#lgweek2018'.