About Local Government is a guide to local government in South Australia for students and teachers.

Local government is the area of community decision-making that is the closest, most relevant, has most impact, and is most cost accessible to young people. Schools and students have the greatest opportunity for influencing decisions at the level of local government – and thus possibilities for empowering young people are greatest at this level.

It is important that our students become active and informed citizens and show an interest in their local community and environment. They need to be provided with opportunities to develop civic values, understanding the role they can play and the responsibilities that go with that involvement.

You can find out more About Local Government here.