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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.


Technology One-on-One computer and mobile device classes @ the Library!
Nervous about renewing your passport online, accessing Service NSW, or doing on-line shopping and banking?  Would you like to download a free eBook, but just aren’t sure how?  Or do you just want to talk with an expert about basic computer ... Read more
Worm Farm and Compost Community Workshops
If you want to learn about Organic Recycling then why don’t you come to FREE Community Workshops organized by Lithgow Council? Lithgow Council is pleased to announce its first Worm Farm and Compost workshop to be held on Saturday 7th May 2016 ... Read more
New Pool Safety and Registration Requirements begin 29 April 2016
The summer months may be behind us but there are important changes ahead for residents thinking of selling or leasing a property with a swimming pool. Under new State Government legislation taking effect from 29 April 2016, properties sold or ... Read more
Open Burning Season Opened
Open burning or pile burning is often used by landholders as a convenient way of managing dry, dead vegetation and weed infestations. Lithgow Council has a Policy that allows Open burning on some lands. As of the 1st April 2016 Open Burning ... Read more
Have your say on Council’s Draft Operational Plan 2016-2017
Lithgow City Council has endorsed its Draft Operational Plan 2016-17 and is calling for public submissions on the Plan. “With several major projects to be funded in 2016-2017, Council has had to make some tough decisions with regard to the ... Read more

Public Notices

Coal Heater Rebates
Cash rebates are available for the replacement of old coal heaters through Lithgow Council's Alternate Fuel Rebate Program.

This year rebates are $1,400 for pensioners, $1,000 for non pensioners and $2,000 for commercial premises for those who replace their coal heaters with cleaner alternatives such as fixed electric heaters, fixed flue gas heaters, reverse cycle air conditioners and ducted gas central heating.

For further information contact Council or visit our website.

Community Organics Workshop
Be amongst the first to participate in Council’s FREE Worm Farm and Compost Workshop. This workshop will be held on Saturday the 7th of May at the Lithgow Library from 10:00am – 11:30am.

Enjoy some light refreshments while you learn about the do’s and do not’s of organic recycling.

Bookings are essential. Contact Council’s Waste Education Providers on (02) 9724 3889 to secure a spot or for more information visit Lithgow Council’s Waste Website

Public Forum Registration
Council Meeting - Public Forum Registration

Members of the community that would like to address Council at Monday night's council meeting need to register by midday on Monday 16 May 2016 for items that are not listed on the agenda.

Those wishing to speak on items on the agenda are not required to, but still may register.

Copies of the Agenda can be found on Council's website or are available at the Administration Centre, 180 Mort Street, Lithgow.

New Young People’s Writing Group
‘Weaving Words of Wisdom and Woe’ is a free 6-week after school creative writing group for young people aged 13-17 years old. The group starts on Monday 2 May from 3.45pm to 5.15pm. Join us for creative expression; secret writing; short stories and random topic writing. After school refreshments are provided. This group is facilitated by Meg Benson, LINC Adolescent and Family Counsellor. The group is limited to 10 people, so call the Library on 6352-9100 to ensure your place.
Invitation for Expression of Interest to 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.

Waste2Art Exhibition 2016
Creatively exploring and sharing the waste reduction message

The2016 Waste2Art Exhibition for Lithgow runs from 6-22 May 2016 in the Courtyard Gallery at Eskbank House and Museum, Bennett St, Lithgow. The official opening will be held at 5.00pm on Friday 6 May 2016 and, as in previous years, should prove to be an exciting and humorous occasion. Friends, family and all the community are invited to join the artists to celebrate the exhibition and find out the winners of each category.

On Exhibition

Draft Operational Plan
The Draft Operational Plan identifies Council’s Revenue Policy and capital projects to be undertaken for 2016-2017.

The Draft Operational Plan is on public exhibition until 4.30pm on Friday 20 May 2016 and is available for viewing at Council's Administration Centre, Lithgow Library Learning Centre, Portland Library, Wallerawang Library, Rydal Library and Council’s website

During the exhibition period, Council will be undertaking the following community briefing sessions on the Draft Operational Plan and invites residents to attend:

  • Thursday 21 April – Old Hartley Schoolhouse – 6.00pm – 7.00pm
  • Wednesday 27 April – Hampton Public School – 6.00pm – 7.00pm
  • Thursday 28 April – Glen Davis Community Hall – 6.00pm – 7.00pm
  • Tuesday 3 May – Crystal Theatre, Portland – 6.00pm – 7.00pm.

An Officer will be available at the Lithgow Library Learning Centre on Friday 22 April between 2 – 4.30pm to answer questions on the Draft Operational Plan.

Written submissions may be made at any time during the exhibition period up until 4.30pm on Friday 20 May 2016 and should quote Council's Internal Reference No. IPR09-12.

View Delivery Program 2013-2017 Draft Operational Plan 2016-2017

View Draft Fees & Charges 2016-2017


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

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.