The Australian Government contributes to the prosperity of the economy and the wellbeing of all Australians by assisting local governments to manage their own futures, including providing essential services and developing effective planning initiatives.
Financial Assistance Grant program
The Commonwealth provides financial assistance grants to local government under the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995. Details are provided in this section.
National Awards for Local Government
The National Awards for Local Government recognise, reward and promote the innovative work of local governments across Australia.
National Awards for Local Government—past years' winners
Information on past winners of the National Awards for Local Government.
View and print publications and maps about Local Government in Australia.
Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities portfolio Infrastructure Investment Program and Regional and community programs.
Local Government National Report
This report provides an overview of the operation and performance of local government from a national perspective.
Australian Council of Local Government
The Australian Government will hold the fifth Australian Council of Local Government (ACLG) in Canberra on 16 June 2023. The ACLG showcases the important partnership the Australian Government has with local governments across Australia.