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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.

City of Darwin - Lord Mayor & Aldermen

The municipality of City of Darwin is divided into four wards. Each ward is represented by three elected members on Council.

We are responsible for enforcing the By-Laws that regulate and control set activities within the municipality. In addition we enforce Northern Territory Regulations as required.

City of Darwin - Strategic and Municipal Planning

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. 

City of Darwin - Careers

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.

City of Darwin - Laws and By laws

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. 

City of Darwin - Contact Council

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. 

Contact us however and whenever you choose. Whether you're on Facebook, email or prefer face-to-face, we can assist you on Council matters.

City of Darwin - Overview - Open Data

City of Darwin's public platform for exploring and downloading open data, discovering and building apps, and engaging to solve important local issues.

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.

City of Darwin - Publications and Forms

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 strive to be valued by our community and are structured to achieve our mission. 

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