About WALGA

The WA Local Government Association is the voice of Local Government in Western Australia. As the peak industry body WALGA advocates on behalf of 139 WA Local Governments and negotiates service agreements for the sector. WALGA is not a government department or agency.

Our vision is to be powerful and influential in representing, supporting and leading Local Government.

The WA Local Government Association (WALGA) lobbies and negotiates on behalf of 139 WA Local Governments. As the peak lobbying and advocacy organisation, we have a strong influence on how policy decisions are made that affect the sector.

Senior WALGA staff regularly consult with Ministers, politicians and senior bureaucrats and negotiate supplier agreements with senior executives of organisations with the capacity to deliver statewide services.

We represent Local Government

We represent our Members who are 139 Local Governments (also known as City, Town or Shire Councils) in WA with approximately 1300 Elected Members, 14,500 employees and 2.2 million constituents.

We are not a government department

WALGA is a private and independent entity. We operate as a membership-based organisation. Our funding comes from membership subscriptions, business and grants. We are not a government department or agency. Rather we work for and on behalf of Local Government in WA.

We add value for ratepayers

Through our business development and delivery functions we are able to return to Member Councils value in excess of their membership fees. That is, we increase returns to ratepayers.

Our vision is that Local Government in WA will:

  • be built on good governance, autonomy, local leadership, democracy, community engagement and diversity;
  • have the capacity to provide economically, socially and environmentally sustainable services and infrastructure that meet the needs of their communities 

Our Mission is to:

  • providing strong representation for Local Government;
  • providing strong leadership for Local Government;
  • enhancing the capacity of Local Government;
  • building a positive public profile for Local Government.