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Accessibility Statement

This statement relates to content available on the Office of Local Government website If you have any questions or comments about this statement or the content on this site, please contact us.


Access Keys

Access keys function exactly like hot keys in any Microsoft application. They are intended as an accessibility aid for vision impaired users to skip directly to relevant content areas on a page. Internet Explorer (IE) has supported access keys since version 4, Netscape since version 6. Older browsers do not support accesskey functions, but this will not effect the visual delivery of content. 

To use the access keys on the OLG Website, Windows users can navigate with the access key feature by typing ALT+Access key followed by Return. Using a Mac, you will need to use CTRL+Access key (not COMMAND+Access key, which can produce undesirable effects). 

Please press ALT (or CTRL for the Mac) +: 

S = Skip to content 
D = About Local Government in NSW 
1 = Home 
4 = Search (either the input or link) 
7 = Council Search 
8 = Suburb Search 
9 = Feedback 

and press [Enter]


Accessible web design

Our website has been developed to ensure content is available to the widest possible audience, including readers using assistive technology or accessibility features. By adhering to guidelines for accessible web design, we acknowledge the diversity of communication methods, available technologies and abilities of web-users in the community. 

Our websites conform to W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The public pages on this site meet the criteria for AA compliance with WCAG guidelines, and has been checked using Bobby and the Wave 3.0 Accessibility Tool.


Standards compliance

This site meets all the coding criteria for compliance with W3C CSS (cascading style sheets) and HTML 4.01 Transitional. Visit for more information.


Converting PDF files

The Adobe website provides a service to convert PDF files to HTML via an online form. The Adobe website and the Trace Research Centre provide services to convert Acrobat PDF files to plain text or HTML via email. 

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