As a local government organisation Bellingen Shire Council is charged with the responsibility for delivery of a diverse range of services each and every day.

Council employs 158 people (as at February 2018) in a range of professions and the elected Council comprises 7 Councillors who represent the entire Local Government Area.

The Shire's liveability, strong sense of community, character and environment needs to be protected and maintained for our future sustainability.  The challenge will be to cherish what we have now while embracing change and opportunity as our Shire continues to grow. Bellingen Shire Council is committed to engaging with residents to ensure they have a meaningful say in decisions that affect the current and future plans for the Shire. 


Mid North Coast Joint Organisation (MNC JO)

Bellingen Shire Council is a member of the Mid North Coast Joint Organisation.


History of Local Government Reform Process