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Map of Local Government Areas in New South Wales
Local government areas in Sydney
Types and titles of LGAs in New South Wales
LGA Regions in New South Wales

The Local Government Areas of New South Wales, Australia have been subject to periodic bouts of restructuring and rationalisation by the State Government, involving voluntary and involuntary amalgamation of areas. The state government currently classifies local governments into two categories: Cities and Areas, there being little significant difference between the two (a City is simply an Area receiving a proclamation of city status by the Governor). Areas often retain the designations they held under pre-reform legislation, though these titles no longer indicate a legal status. These are:

  1. Municipalities (predominantly inner-city suburban areas and smaller rural towns)
  2. Shires (predominantly rural or outer suburban areas).

Some areas designated since the 1993 Local Government Act have adopted the title "Region", usually large rural areas dominated by a rural city. Many councils now choose not to use any area title, and simply refer to themselves as councils, e.g. Booroowa Council, Burwood Council. The smallest local government area by area in the state is the Municipality of Hunter's Hill.

As of November 2005 there are 152 Local Government Areas in New South Wales. These are listed below in alphabetical order. In addition, there is also the Unincorporated Far West Region which is not part of any Local Government Area, in the sparsely inhabited Far West, and Lord Howe Island, which is also unincorporated but self-governed by the Lord Howe Island Board.

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Inner Sydney

Outer Sydney

Sydney Surrounds

Mid-North Coast

Murray Region

Murrumbidgee Region

Hunter Region

Illawarra

Richmond-Tweed

South-Eastern Region

Northern Region

Central West

North Western Region

Far West

See also

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Map of Local Government Areas in New South Wales
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Local government areas in Sydney
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Types of LGAs in New South Wales

Local government areas ("local councils")

The Local Government Areas of New South Wales, Australia have been subject to periodic bouts of restructuring and rationalisation by the State Government, involving voluntary and involuntary amalgamation of areas. This list is therefore subject to being made obsolete from time to time and should not be relied upon.

The state government classifies local governments into two categories: Cities and Areas, there being little significant difference between the two (a City is simply an Area receiving a proclamation of city status by the governor). Areas often retain the designations they held under pre-reform legislation, though these titles no longer indicate a legal status. These are:

  1. Municipalities (predominantly inner-city suburban areas and smaller rural towns)
  2. Shires (predominantly rural or outer suburban areas).

Some areas designated since the 1993 Local Government Act have adopted the title "Region", usually large rural areas dominated by a rural city. Many councils now choose not to use any title, and simply refer to themselves as councils, e.g. Booroowa Council, Burwood Council. ("Council" in Australian English can refer to the geographical jurisdiction of a local government, and not just the elected board that governs local affairs.)

As of November 2005 there are 152 Local Government Areas in New South Wales. These are listed below in alphabetical order, each followed by its region as defined by the Department of Local Government and listed at the bottom (not quite the same as the regions used in this wiki). In addition, there is also the Unincorporated Far West Region which is not part of any Local Government Area, in the sparsely inhabited Far West, and Lord Howe Island, which is also unincorporated but is self-governed by the Lord Howe Island Board.

County councils

Overlapping the regular multi-purpose councils (and each other?) are a dozen county councils, most being purely for the control of noxious plants but a few having water supply and/or sewerage functions. See http://www.dlg.nsw.gov.au/dlg/dlghome/dlg_LocalGovDirectory.asp?index=2&mi=2&ml=3. Names and constituent councils as at 15 October 2008 (not always matching the stated number of councils):

  • Castlereagh-Macquarie County Council: Coonamble, Gilgandra, Walgett, Warren, Warrumbungle
  • Central Murray County Council: Berrigan, Conargo, Deniliquin, Murray
  • Central Tablelands Water: Blayney, Cabonne, Weddin
  • Far North Coast County Council: Ballina, Byron, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley, Tweed
  • Goldenfields Water County Council: Bland, Coolamon, Cootamundra, Harden, Junee, Narrandera, Temora, Young
  • Hawkesbury River County Council: Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Hawkesbury, Penrith
  • MidCoast County Council: Great Lakes, Greater Taree
  • New England Weeds Authority: Armidale Dumaresq, Guyra, Uralla, Walcha
  • Richmond River County Council: Ballina, Lismore, Richmond Valley
  • Riverina Water County Council: Greater Hume, Lockhart, Urana, Wagga Wagga
  • Rous County Council: Ballina, Byron, Lismore, Richmond Valley
  • Southern Slopes County Council: Boorowa, Harden, Yass Valley, Young
  • Upper Hunter County Council: Muswellbrook, Singleton, Upper Hunter (old)
  • Upper Macquarie County Council: Bathurst Regional, Blayney, Lithgow, Oberon
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A

  • Albury, City of — Murray (MR)
  • Armidale Dumaresq Council — Northern (NR)
  • Ashfield, Municipality of — Sydney Inner (SI)
  • Auburn Council — Sydney Outer (SO)

B

C

D

E

F

  • Fairfield, City of — Sydney Outer (SO)
  • Forbes Shire Council — Central West (CW)

G

H

  • Harden Shire Council — South Eastern (SE)
  • City of Hawkesbury — Sydney Surrounds (SS)
  • Hay Shire Council — Murrumbidgee (MG)
  • City of Holroyd — Sydney Outer (SO)
  • Hornsby Shire — Sydney Outer (SO)
  • Hunter's Hill, Municipality of — Sydney Inner (SI)
  • Hurstville, City of — Sydney Inner (SI)

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K

L

M

N

O

P

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R

  • Randwick, City of — Sydney Inner (SI)
  • Richmond Valley Council — Richmond - Tweed (RT)
  • Rockdale, City of — Sydney Inner (SI)
  • Ryde, City of — Sydney Outer (SO)

S

  • Shellharbour, City of — Illawarra (IL)
  • Shoalhaven, City of — Illawarra (IL)
  • Singleton Shire Council — Hunter (HT)
  • Snowy River Shire Council — South Eastern (SE)
  • Strathfield, Municipality of — Sydney Inner (SI)
  • Sutherland Shire — Sydney Outer (SO)
  • Sydney, City of — Sydney Inner (SI) (NB: the City of South Sydney became part of the City of Sydney in 2004)

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U

V

W

X

Y

Z

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