Local government makes a big difference in our everyday lives. It defines the places we live, work and play in.
Put yourself forward
It's now compulsory for all candidates nominating in a local government election to complete the department’s online induction.
Local government elections play an important role in Western Australia’s democratic system.
Information about your council and local governments across WA
The first significant reform of local government conducted in more than two decades
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.
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 priority for the State Government.