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Office of Local Government

The Office of Local Government consults with local councils and provides advice on the constitution and operations of local government, particularly the legal framework for councils' operation.

    Local government in South Australia is made up of 68 councils, which make decisions and deliver services to their communities without intervention from the state government. 

    Legal framework

    The following Acts establish the legal framework that local councils operate within: 

    The codes of conduct also outline responsibilities for those working within local councils. 

    Consulting with local councils

    The Consultation Flowchart - Legislative Proposals (PDF 77KB) sets out the processes for developing legislative proposals, which impact local government.

    It brings state and local government together to work closely on legal change. 

    A summary paper (PDF 34KB) provides an overview of the process and sets out the role of state government in developing legislative change affecting local government. 


    Office of Local Government

    GPO Box 1533

    Adelaide SA 5001

    Phone: (08) 7109 7145

    Email: AGD.OfficeofLocalGovernment [at] sa.gov.au