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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 reducing the number of councils from 1 July 2015. It has also foreshadowed a City of Perth Act to give greater recognition to the State Capital.


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. Visit the OMI website for further information.