Blacktown City local government area is the second largest area in New South Wales by population with more than 340,000 residents. The Council area is divided into five wards that are each represented by three locally elected Councillors.
Council plays a critical role in the social, economic and environmental success of the local community. The area is proudly diverse with 184 countries and 156 languages represented in the community.
Blacktown City Demographics
Blacktown City is a diverse community. To find out more City information and statistics, please visit the Blacktown LGA Demographics webpage.
Blacktown City Council meets in the Chambers and Committee Rooms on the 5th floor of Council's Administration Centre, 62 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown.
Council meetings are open to the public and media except for certain items deemed confidential by the NSW Local Government Act and listed as such on the agenda.
The agenda is available to the public gallery at all meetins. Council meets Wednesday night on a three weekly cycle: Policy Committee Meeting (6.30pm), Standing Committee Meeting (6.30pm) and Ordinary Meeting (6.30pm).
Councillor contact details
Councillors are locally elected by the community and include the Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Your local Councillor contact details by clicking here.
How to pay your rates
The Blacktown City Information Centre located on the ground floor of the Civic Centre, 62 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown will be open during rate instalment months Mon- Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm and Saturday morning between the hours of 8.30am - 12noon for rate payments and related enquiries.
More information can be found on your rates notice, by calling 9839 6000 or by clicking here.
Council's newsletter - The Blacktown City Bulletin
Council produces a quarterly newsletter for residents including articles of interest and relevance for the local community. It informs residents of special events occurring in and around the City, major developments in the area and general information that residents can use to help them within the community. The Bulletin is delivered directly to your home four times each year.
The Bulletin is just one way Council communicates with its residents. The Bulletin can be subscribed to online by clicking here and filling in your relevant details.
Council hosts monthly Citizenship Ceremonies on behalf of the Department of Immigration Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA). Application forms are available from Council on 9839 6000 or from your local post office.
Applications are processed by DIMIA. Upon your application receiving approval, DIMIA will advise you of your ceremony date. All additional enquires should be directed to DIMIA on 131 880.