Local government collection

Local government collection

Local knowledge

The local government collection is a valuable source of information on councils and related subjects. Books in the collection are not kept on separate shelves but are part of the library's main collection.

Our librarians have compiled a list of local government research links and a list of popular Sydney-based research topics for the Delicious website (links below).

Maps of the local government area

A range of maps of the Sydney local government area are available on national and state-based websites. This site contains the City of Sydney's planning controls map.

The Atlas of NSW provides maps of census information detailing population, heritage sites, agriculture, elections, and crime and history.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics provides colour maps of census information covering key social, demographic and housing characteristics of Sydney’s population.

The Department of Local Government website contains maps of all council areas.


If you have an enquiry about the local government collection, please contact:

Kathryn Joss
City of Sydney Library
GPO Box 1591
Sydney NSW 2001
02 9242 8553


Australian Bureau of Statistics Delicious: Local government research links Delicious: Sydney research links Office of Local Government

Last updated: Friday, 13 February 2015