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About Council

Learn about our responsibilities as a local government, our wards and Elected Members.

Local government is the third tier of government (after federal and state levels). City of Darwin governs essential community services such as waste management, domestic animal management, playgrounds and recreational facilities, city libraries and town planning. We work to build a community with second-to-none infrastructure and community services.

Last modified 
08 Nov 2018

Want to work for City of Darwin? Make your next career move a great one - join us!

There are many great reasons to choose us as your next employer and even more reasons to stay once employed. Working at City of Darwin can be a rewarding and challenging experience. View our current positions and how to apply on our careers website.

Learn about our Lord Mayor and your local area, including who your Local Aldermen are.

Voters in the Darwin community elect a Lord Mayor in addition to 12 elected members. Our municipality consists of four Council wards: Lyons, Chan, Waters and Richardson. 

Learn about our organisation's structure and how we work to serve our community.

Each Department is led by a General Manager who reports to the CEO. The CEO is accountable to the Council elected by Darwin residents.

City of Darwin's public platform for exploring and downloading open data.

Using the data and tools we have provided here, you can analyse and combine datasets, as well as develop new web and mobile applications.

The development of this Open Data Hub was guided by our Open Data Policy and the three pillars of the City of Darwin Digital Strategy.

Search and find all publications on our website.

Whether you are after our annual budgets or a pet registration form, you will be sure to find it in our publication directory.

We regulate and control set activities within the municipality that are governed by laws and by-laws. 

Under the Local Government Act , we have the power to create By-Laws. In addition we enforce Northern Territory Regulations as required. Learn more about the laws and by-laws under our jurisdiction. 

Our commitment to our tropical liveable city continues with the Municipal Plan and Budget.

The Plan focusses on delivering key city projects, managing our assets and positions the Council to respond to our challenging economic environment. 

Need to get in touch? Contact us however you choose...

Whether you're on Facebook, email or prefer face-to-face, let us assist you for all Council matters. Find out how to contact Council or lodge complain or infringement an appeal. 

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