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Lithgow City Council

PO Box 19,
180 Mort Street
Lithgow NSW 2790

Phone: (02) 6354 9999 or 1300 661 303

Fax:(02) 6351 4259


Office Hours:

General Enquiries:
8.15am to 4.30pm Mon - Fri

8.30 am to 4.00pm

Please note: All after hours calls should be made to 02 6354 9999.

These calls are transferred to the Councils Security Service who will pass the information to the responsible Council Officer.

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About the Lithgow LGA

The Lithgow Local Government Area (LGA) is a relatively large geographical area of 4,551 sq km, located about 140 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD and within the eastern part of the Central West Region. The Lithgow LGA lies almost wholly within the Wiradjuri Aboriginal nation, with the Gundungurra nation situated to the south and the Darug nation to the east. The Lithgow LGA is made up of one large urban centre called Lithgow, two townships called Portland and Wallerawang and numerous villages, hamlets and rural localities of varying proximity to Lithgow. The residential population for the 2011 census was recorded as 20,161.

By-Election Date

The Minister for the Environment,  Local Government and Heritage has now approved Saturday 8 April 2017 as the date for a by-election to fill two vacancies in civic office on Lithgow City Council.  The NSW Electoral Commission will conduct the election.

View Lithgow by-election website administered by the NSW Electoral Commission 


Back to Business
Back to Business Week 2017 is an initiative of the NSW Department of Industry. Lithgow Mayor, Cr Stephen Lesslie said today that “Small business in Lithgow is the backbone of the local economy and it is important to assist in its ... Read more
Lithgow Celebrates 2017 NSW Seniors Festival
Seniors across NSW are being encouraged to enjoy new experiences, continue learning, impart their skills, and have fun in the lead up to the 2017 NSW Seniors Festival. With the theme ‘Let’s do more together’, the festival promotes inclusive ... Read more
Temporary Road Closure in Lithgow
Burns Lane Lithgow, adjacent to Lithgow Library, will be temporarily closed to traffic between Main Street and Main Street Lane near Woolworths from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Thursday 23 February 2017. The closure will enable the installation of ... Read more
Reminder Bulky Waste Cleanup
There is still time to take advantage of Lithgow Council’s free bulky waste collection Council provides a free bulky waste collection service twice a year with the first of the year scheduled for the 6th March 2017. “This year we are also ... Read more
2016 LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Awards Presentation
James Chapman will be this year’s guest presenter for the presentation of the 2016 LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Awards. Preparations for the Awards night have been finalised, with the presentation to be held in the ... Read more

Public Notices

Bulky Waste Clean up
The Bulky Waste Clean-up will be provided on MONDAY 6 March 2017. Residents are reminded that a SERVICE BY REQUEST will apply.

ALL PERSONS that require material to be collected are required to phone Council or complete the web registration before 12 noon on FRIDAY 3 March 2017.

Then on Sunday of the collection week, please place the material at the kerbside where you normally leave your garbage bin.

NOTE: The Contractor will only collect bulky materials, cases, boxes, carton and securely tied bundles capable of being picked up by two (2) men.

The Contractor will not remove any liquid or material, which requires the use of a shovel or any toxic or chemical material. Disused Vehicle Clean-Up

Council is also interested in hearing from residents wishing to dispose of unused vehicles from the front yard of their properties. If you are interested please advise when you book in for the Bi-Annual Clean up and Council will contact you separately.

Responsible Pet Ownership Program
Responsible Pet Ownership Program

Council in partnership with the NSW Government will be launching the ‘Responsible Pet Ownership Program’ this month.

Council is seeking registrations for FREE* or 50% discounted de-sexing of cats and dogs within the Lithgow Local Government Area. As well as the de-sexing program Council will be running FREE walk up micro-chipping open days at the Lithgow Animal Shelter on 25 February 2017 & 11 March 2017 between 9am-12pm.

To register your interest for de-sexing of your cat or dog or for more information please contact Council’s Customer Service centre on (02) 6354 9999 or download the form off Council’s website via the Animal Shelter page www.council.lithgow.com/lithgow-animal-shelter/

*pensioners & health care card holders

Clean Up Australia Day

Sunday 5th March 2017

“When the rubbish is gone, nature can carry on.”

Get involved this Clean Up Australia Day!

For Local residents who want to get involved register your site, or join another site via the following link http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/register
Council encourages groups to register their clean-up location for the collection of waste on Monday 6th March.
Groups need to register their garbage location for collection with Council by Midday on the 3rd March 2017 by contacting Customer Service on 6354 9999.
Additional Clean-up bags are available upon request.

Nominations for Council Committees

Council has a number of committees made up of community, sporting, tourism and business interests who meet regularly to advise Council. Council is now seeking nominations for the following committees.

  • Sports Advisory Committee
  • Tourism Advisory Committee
  • Environmental Advisory Committee
  • Community Development Committee
  • Youth Advisory Committee
  • Crime Prevention Committee
  • Lithgow Local Heritage Advisory Committee

Nominations should be in writing to PO Box 19 Lithgow or email council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au by Friday 3 March 2017 and detail your interest and relevant experience.

Free Tutoring for Back-to-School Students

Free Tutoring for Back-to-School Students

YourTutor is a free on-line service provided by Lithgow Library. Log in with your library member card number between 3.00pm and 10.00pm Sunday to Friday and chat with a qualified tutor. Get help with homework from expert tutors in English, maths, science and more. You can also submit your written work for 24/7 feedback to help make it better. Head to the library’s website - library.lithgow.com/your-tutor/ - and just follow the link to YourTutor.

For more information call the library on 6352 9100.

On Exhibition

Lithgow Flood Study Review

At its meeting of 21 November 2016, Council resolved to place on public exhibition the Draft Lithgow Flood Study Review for a period of 60 days.

The draft strategy is available to view at Customer Service, Administration Centre 180 Mort St Lithgow, Lithgow Library and on the Council’s website, www.council.lithgow.com.

Written submissions should be addressed to the General Manager, PO Box 19, Lithgow NSW or alternatively emailed to council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au and marked “Submission on Draft Lithgow Flood Study Review”. Submissions must be received by 4pm on 10 March 2017.

View Lithgow Flood Study Review Volume 1 - Report

View Lithgow Flood Study Review Volume 2 - Figures

Information sessions will be held at Lithgow City Council chambers, 180 Mort St Lithgow on:

  • Monday 6 March 2017 at 6.00 pm
  • Tuesday 7 March 2017 at 6.00 pm

Click here to register

Draft Policy 4.9 Events Attraction Package
At its meeting of 6 February 2017, Council resolved to place on public exhibition the Draft Event Attraction Policy for a period of 28 days. The draft policy is available to view at Customer Service, Administration Centre 180 Mort St Lithgow, Lithgow Library and on the Council’s website, www.council.lithgow.com.

Written submissions should be addressed to the General Manager, PO Box 19, Lithgow NSW or alternatively emailed to council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au and marked “Submission on Draft Event Attraction Policy”. Submissions must be received by 4pm on 17 March 2017.

View Draft Policy 4.9 Events Attraction Package


Customer Satisfaction Survey
Our goal is to provide our customers with the best service possible.

Please take a few minutes to complete the customer service questionnaire. Your comments will enable us to see how we're doing overall and find out how we can improve.



Rural and Rural residential strategy review

Marrangarroo Master Plan

responsible pet ownership program

Public Complaints Line for Environmental Licenced Premises

Council’s complaints telephone line for the following premises which hold an Environment Protection Licence is (02) 6354 9999:

  • Oakey Park Water Treatment Plant
  • Lithgow Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Portland Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Wallerawang Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Lithgow Solid Waste Facility
  • Portland Garbage Depot.

This telephone line is for the purpose of receiving any complaints from members of the public in relation to the activities conducted at the premises and can be used for the reporting of sewer overflows.