In your local community

Councils do a lot more than deal with rates, roads and rubbish. They provide a range of day-to-day services and facilities to help you access information, take part in activities, learn new skills, and meet other people in your local community.


Through your council you can access local libraries, which offer a lot more than just books. Libraries are vibrant places that provide a comfortable space where you can access a variety of resources and connect with other people in your community. You can become a member of the library for free, and once signed up, you will have access to a range of resources and services, including:

  • an extensive collection of books, movies, music, and magazines
  • activities and programs for children, families, adults and teens
  • free wifi and computers with internet access.

Community centres

Community centres are friendly, accessible places that bring people together. Through your local community centre, you can access a wide variety of programs, workshops, services and events, make new friends, learn new skills and become involved in community activities. Activities are varied and include school holiday programs for kids, youth programs, health and fitness programs, and craft and hobby groups. Get in touch with your local centre or drop in, to find out what’s on offer. New participants are always welcome.