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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.


Lithgowfoto2016 – Murraway Exhibition
The PCYC Lithgow Photographic Group will be holding its annual Exhibition at Eskbank House and Museum in June featuring the Murraway Pathways Exhibition. “Murraway” is the Wiradjuri word for pathways and this year the group has focused on all ... Read more
National Volunteer Week 2016 Celebration Held at the Civic Ballroom
Lithgow City Council joined thousands of organisations around the nation to mark the 27th anniversary of National Volunteer Week in Australia with a Volunteers’ Afternoon Tea at the Lithgow Civic Ballroom. To show recognition and appreciation ... Read more
Community Satisfaction Survey 2016 – Tell us what you think!
Lithgow City Council is conducting a Community Satisfaction Survey and invites everyone to tell them how satisfied they are with the services and facilities offered in the Lithgow region. “The first round of the survey was a telephone survey of ... Read more
Free Tutoring @ Lithgow Library
Free Tutoring @ Lithgow Library Free tutoring, advice and assistance with any homework assignments is available at the Lithgow Library Homework Zone. Staffed by a fully qualified teacher, Homework Zone operates each Tuesday, Wednesday and ... Read more
Wallerawang Oval Toilets Completed
Brand new toilet facilities at Wallerawang Oval that will be welcomed by the local sporting community are now complete. Lithgow Council, in conjunction with the Lidsdale/Wallerawang Progress Association and local tradesman, has responded to ... Read more

Public Notices

Homework Zone @ Lithgow Library

Homework Zone is a free service offered at Lithgow Library every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm during school terms.

A fully qualified teacher is on hand to provide expert advice on all school assignments and homework questions. Help can also be given for general study skills, such as essay writing and research skills.

This service is specifically targeted for students in Years 3-12. There’s no need to book, just turn up for support for your studies.

National Simultaneous Storytime
Every year, right across Australia, the same picture book is read at the same time in libraries, schools and bookstores, celebrating the joy of reading Australian picture books.

Join us this year on Wednesday 25 May at 10.30am for a fun Storytime session, featuring special guest story-reader, Mayor Maree Statham, reading this year’s book ‘I Got This Hat’. Storytime is aimed at pre-schoolers and everyone is welcome to this free session. No bookings are required – just join in to hear engaging stories, sing fun songs, and make a craft to take home.

Prospective Candidates for Upcoming Council Elections 2016
Council elections for the Lithgow LGA are to be held on Saturday 10 September 2016. Persons considering nominating for the elections may wish to view candidate information on the NSW Electoral Commission’s website.

The NSW Electoral Commission also runs information seminars for people thinking of standing for election, in which the legal obligations and responsibilities that candidates should be familiar with are explained.

For further information go to the

Towering Terrors Project
Tower above Lithgow Halloween16 as a stilt walking Terror.

Lithgow City Council is creating a Roving Stilt Walking Troupe to entertain the crowds at Lithgow Halloween 16. The training will include stilt walking, character development, roving street theatre techniques and costume creation. The troupe will be feature performers at the Lithgow Halloween 16 Festival.

This is a free program for Lithgow Area residents between the ages of 15 and 25.

The first two classes are on Fridays 27 May and 10 June, 3.45 to 5.45pm at Lithgow High School. With additional workshop dates to be decided.

Entries close Wednesday 25 May 2016.

If you would like to be part of the troupe call Wendy Hawkes on 6354 9999 or email for an entry form.


CommunitySatisfaction Survey
Lithgow City Council is conducting a Community Satisfaction Survey and invites everyone to tell them how satisfied they are with the services and facilities offered in the Lithgow region. The first round of the survey was a telephone survey of 400 randomly selected residents from across the local government area. Council would like to thank everyone, who took the time to answer the questions from its consultant Micromex.

The second stage is an online version of the phone survey which will be available until Tuesday 31 May. The survey will enable Council to:

  • Identify the views and perceptions of residents in relation to the Lithgow local government area, its community, and Council provided services and facilities.
  • Bench mark results against future surveys and/or the results of surveys conducted by other local government authorities in NSW.
  • Assess community priorities when planning for Lithgow’s future.
Lithgow Community Research - Online - 2016
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.

On Exhibition

Draft Policy 3.3 Drinking Water Quality
At its meeting of 18th April 2016 Council resolved to place on public exhibition for a period of 28 days Policy 3.3 Drinking Water Quality.

The draft policy is available from Customer Service and on Council’s website. Written submissions addressed to the General Manager and marked “Submission on Draft Policy” must be received by 4pm on Friday 10th June 2016 to be considered in the finalisation of the policy.

View Draft Policy 3.3 Drinking Water Quality

Expression of Interest

Propose a Youth Engagement Program
  • Literacy supportc
  • Programs around disengagement and non-attendance to class
  • Job readiness skills
  • Access to educational programs implemented by various community service agencies i.e. anger management or drug and alcohol education programs
  • Living skills programs
  • Self-esteem building
  • Healthy relationships and self-care
  • If you are interested in submitting a proposal please contact Lithgow City Council’s Community Development Officer email
    Participate in Lithgow Halloween 2016
    Lithgow City Council is seeking expression of interest from local schools, artists and performers who would like to participate in Lithgow Halloween 2016.

    Lithgow City Council is seeking expression of interest from schools and groups that would like to:

    • Perform
    • Create Halloween Art Installations
    • Hold a school fundraiser
    • Come up with ideas to add to the event

    If you are interested in taking part in this year’s event please contact Lithgow Visitor Information Centre on T: 6350 3230 or email

    You can also register your expressions of interest by going to

    Lithgow Halloween 2016 will take place on Saturday 29 October 2016.



    Rural and Rural residential strategy review

    Fit for the Future


    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.