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Here is a list of all the services offered by Lake Macquarie City Council:
Get your pet microchipped
Register your pet
A Building Information Certificate certifies that a building and its land can remain as is for a period of up to seven years.
A Construction Certificate certifies that your chosen design and construction materials comply with the Building Code of Australia, and associated standards and codes, and the development is consistent with your Development Application
These applications are determined by Council or an accredited certifier through a fast-track assessment process.
Change the name or address that appears on your rates notice
Check recent shark sightings at our patrolled beaches.
Council supports event organisers and community groups to deliver events, festivals, sporting celebrations and conferences across the City, which benefit the community and support the outcomes of Council's Event and Festival Strategy and Action Plan 2019-2024.
Get a group together, pick a spot in Lake Macquarie that could do with a clean up and register your site to host an Eco Angel clean-up event
The Lake Macquarie Environmental Research Grants Program is designed to support projects that will assist Council and other environmental managers to develop appropriate land-use practices, plan remedial and preventative works and adjust management strategies.
The Lake Macquarie Environmental Sustainability Grants Program is designed to support community-initiated projects that improve our local environment and inspire environmentally sustainable behaviour in Lake Macquarie City.
If you're planning to use fireworks, you must notify Council and SafeWork NSW seven days prior to your fireworks display
Your fortnightly kerbside garbage service
Your weekly green bin collection service
Find new homes for your unwanted items by hosting a Super Street Sale with your neighbours
The Lake Mac Awards recognise people who contribute to enhancing the social, cultural and environmental functions of the city, and for raising our profile regionally, nationally and internationally.
Enrol in your child into our Learn to Swim Program.
Register your livestock so we can easily return them if they’re picked up by our Rangers.
Owners of heritage-listed properties in Lake Macquarie are invited to apply for annual small grants, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, to assist with the maintenance of their properties.
Lodge a Development Application with Council
Apply for a refund on overpaid rates
Pay your rates online
Eligible pensioners can apply for a rebate on their rates
Sign up to receive your rates notice by email
Your fortnightly kerbside recycling service
Complete this form if you require a refund by electronic funds transfer (EFT) into your bank account.
Complete this form to report an issue, report issues relating to fraud and corruption, or submit a compliment or complaint to Council.
Report illegal dumping in Lake Macquarie
A Bush Fire Attack Level (BAL) Assessment is required before Council will issue a BAL Certificate
Pre-lodgement and Concept Meetings will help ensure your Development Application is well-prepared
Apply for a Section 603 Certificate to see outstanding rates, charges and debts payable to Council is relation to a property
Set up a direct debit payments for your rates
Surrendering your pet to Council
Lake Mac Swim Centres offer affordable, quality squad programs to help your child achieve their personal swimming goals.
Use these tools to determine whether a tree can be pruned for removed
View your rates history and details
Apply to take part in work experience at Council
Lake Macquarie City Council
126-138 Main Road,
Speers Point, NSW 2284
Box 1906, Hunter Region
Mail Centre, NSW 2310
Phone 02 4921 0333
Local number for Wyee residents 02 4357 1999
Telephone Interpreting Service 131 450 National Relay Service 133 677