Introduction to Local Government

Local Government is one of the three tiers of government in Australia, the others being the State Government and the Federal Government.
Each Council is governed by a group of elected members called Councillors. Councillors are elected directly by the community, and are therefore directly responsible to the local electors. Narrabri Shire Council has 9 elected members. 

Councillors are elected for a 4 year term. The position of Mayor is for a two year term and Deputy Mayor is a term of one year. The Mayoral Election is held at the September Council meeting of each year.

Measuring Council Performance

The NSW Government is committed to showcasing the great work of NSW’s 128 local councils.

Your Council allows ratepayers across the State to find out more about their local council and the wide range of services it delivers at the click of a button.

It also celebrates the sheer size and scale of our councils as a whole with a State-wide snapshot of the NSW local government sector.

Residents can also access comprehensive statistics on the operations of their local council and the profile of their local community.

The user friendly and easy to understand website boasts detailed information about council expenditure and community facilities.

Importantly, the data for each council is also bench-marked against the average for like councils so ratepayers can compare how their council is travelling.

This one-stop-shop for local government is a valuable resource for residents, ratepayers and the general community, as well as councillors, council staff, local government peak bodies, researchers, academics and State Government agencies.

Office of Local Government (OLG) will continue to work with the NSW local government sector to strengthen the performance, sustainability, transparency and accountability of local councils across the State.

The website is updated annually as new performance measurement data becomes available.

The current website includes the latest data from the 2019-20 financial year.

OLG will continue to build on the information and functionality of the website to enhance local government reporting even further.

To visit the website, please click the link below. 

Your Council Website