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How Council Works

Local Government is one of three spheres of government in Australia, namely Local, State and Commonwealth.

Local Government councils have considerable discretion in exercising their powers and responsibilities, and in planning for the specific and diverse needs of their local communities.

Councils are well placed to understand the views and needs of the local community and to influence the sort of place the Council area will be.

Currently, Local Government in SA is made up of 68 councils covering metropolitan Adelaide and the more densely populated country areas.

» Meet your Council members

How Can I Get Involved?

Community involvement is a vital part of every Local Government.

Find out the different ways you can play a role in City of Adelaide with this handy guide:

» Decision Making at City of Adelaide (PDF, 300kb)

More Information

For more information, see the Local Government Association website:

» How Council works
» Welcome to your Local Council 

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