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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.

Council Election Candidate Resources

Nominations for candidates to stand for local government elections open on August 1 and close at midday August 10.

In NSW a Candidate Diversity Strategy has been implemented to attract a more diverse range of candidates for the Local Government elections in 2016.

As part of this the Office of Local Government has developed a range of resources for councils to use on their website and other communication channels. The materials are aimed at increasing the representation of our diverse communities.

Click here for more information


Upgrades at Council’s Animal Shelter
New additions and ongoing improvements to Lithgow Council’s Animal Shelter are providing a more comfortable environment for abandoned dogs and cats. Lithgow Council takes the welfare of lost and unwanted animals very seriously and has committed ... Read more
Council Community Satisfaction Survey Results Are in
The results of the recent survey of the Lithgow Community reveal that, 83% of residents are at least ‘somewhat satisfied’ with Council’s overall performance. During April, Micromex Consulting conducted a telephone survey based on a random ... Read more
Hartley Valley Secret Treasures Tour a success
As part of the 2016 National Trust Heritage Festival the Lithgow National Trust hosted an interesting and informative tour of the Hartley Valley. “The Hartley Valley Secret Treasures Tour was a wonderful an fascinating event that showed so much ... Read more
Christmas in July @ Lithgow Library
Following their successful concert in Seniors Week this year, renowned actors Sue Alvarez and Christine Greenough, known as The Talespinners, return to the Lithgow Library Learning Centre with their “Christmas Traditions” show. Join us at ... Read more
Councillor Candidate Briefing Session
To assist candidates prepare for the upcoming local government elections, Lithgow Council will be running a Councillor Candidate Briefing Session. The Briefing Session will be held on Tuesday 19 July 2016 for people considering running as a ... Read more

Public Notices

Bulky Waste Collection
The next bulky waste collection service for 2016 is scheduled for 12 September 2016.

This is a service by request. To register, phone Council or complete the form on council’s website before 12 noon on the Friday before the scheduled collection.

Then on Sunday of the collection week, place the material at the kerbside where you normally leave your garbage bin. Please note, the service is only available to those residents who have a weekly garbage collection service.

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

Liquid or material, which requires the use of a shovel or any toxic or chemical material will not be removed.

Material left for collection will be removed on either the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday following the collection date

Interested Australian Citizenship?
Are you interested in becoming an Australian Citizen?

Your decision to become an Australian Citizen is an important one. Australian Citizenship is a privilege that offers enormous rewards. By becoming an Australian citizen, you are joining a unique national community.

The first step is to take the citizenship test, it’s designed to assess whether you have an adequate knowledge of Australia and the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship.

If you are interested in becoming an Australian Citizen please go to for further information.

Green Waste Collection

The next date for the greenwaste collection service is 10 October 16. With this service, the contractor will pick up:

  • Garden longer than 2 metres, not thicker than 200mm and tied in bundles.
  • Lawn clippings and leaves must be placed in a durable container, cardboard box or hessian / plastic bag.
  • Weight limit of 16 kilograms for each bundle or box.
  • Quantity of 1 cubic metre (about 4 wheelie bins) for each collection.

To register for this service phone Council on 6354 9999 or complete the on-line form by 12 noon on the Friday before the collection date.

On the Sunday night of the collection week, simply put your materials at the kerbside where you leave your mobile garbage bin.

Material left for collection will be removed on either the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday following the collection date.

Homework Zone

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.

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


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.

Expression of Interest

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.