LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGA)
The 2018 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) edition of the Local Government Areas (LGAs) structure includes updates to the definitions of local government boundaries that have occurred prior to 1 July 2018 . This updates the 2017 edition of Local Government Areas released in the ASGS Volume 3 - Non ABS Structures, July 2017. It includes gazetted changes to local governments which have occurred in Western Australia.
The ASGS Local Government Areas are an ABS approximation of gazetted local government boundaries as defined by each State and Territory Local Government Department. Local Government Areas cover incorporated areas of Australia only. Incorporated areas are legally designated parts of a State or Territory over which incorporated local governing bodies have responsibility. The major areas of Australia not administered by incorporated bodies are the northern parts of South Australia, all of the Australian Capital Territory and the Other Territories. These regions are identified as ‘Unincorporated’ in the ASGS Local Government Areas structure.
More information on local governments can be found at the Australian Local Government Association.