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Government of Western Australia
Department of Local Government and Communities

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Local Government

Visit the Local Government website for information about: Metropolitan local government reform, new cat laws, local government guidelines and publications, local government elections and Integrated Planning and Reporting.

Metropolitan Reform

The State Government has announced plans for changes to Perth’s metropolitan local governments including a proposal to reduce the number of councils from 1 July 2015. The Local Government Advisory Board is currently reviewing all of the proposals it has received for changes.


Visit the Communities website for information about: Seniors and Seniors Card, children and families, community funding, youth, Parenting WA, volunteering, women, carers, Cadets WA and the National Quality Framework for children’s education and care.

Multicultural Interests

The Office of Multicultural Interests aims to improve services to Western Australians from diverse cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds and to promote a multicultural society. For further information on the Office of Multicultural Interests, please visit the website.