Local Government

Local Government Resource Page

NSW Industrial Relations has designed a number of resources to assist councils in a series of how to guides in applying the provisions of the Local Government (State) Award 2023. Each module is designed to develop your skills and knowledge to meet the requirements under the award. Join us for a series of recorded webinars that will focus on the details of various entitlements that cover Local Government workers. This program is designed to help, support and improve workplace relations in NSW councils including enhance skills and knowledge in industrial legislation.

How do we help?

NSW Industrial Relations promotes compliance with industrial legislation by providing information, advice and assistance relating to industrial entitlements, undertaking industrial inspections and industry targeted campaigns, where necessary, prosecuting breaches of industrial law. 



Focus Theme


Hours of work including spread and arrangement of hours, penalty rates, allowances, public holidays and overtime


Forms of leave including sick leave, carers’ leave, long service leave and annual leave

Parental Leave

Parental Leave, Flexible Working, Phase Retirement and Family And Domestic Violence Leave

Types of Employment

Forms of employment including part-time, job share, casual, fixed term contracts and labour hire

Anti Bullying Provisions Workplace Bullying and Anti-discrimination


COVID-19 Annual Holidays Act Amendment – FAQ

NSW Local Government (COVID-19) Splinter (Interim) Award 2021