Our Minister

Minister for Local Government

The Hon Wendy Tuckerman MP

Minister for Local Government

Member for Goulburn



Ministerial Office contact details:

Address: 52 Martin Place
Postal: GPO Box 5341
Contact: Contact the Minister for Local Government


The Hon. Wendy Tuckerman MP is the Minister for Local Government and Member for Goulburn.

Mrs Tuckerman has extensive experience in local government after serving 17 years as a Councillor, Mayor and Administrator.

The Minister knows that local councils are crucial to the NSW economy and building strong, connected and resilient communities.

Mrs Tuckerman’s key priority is to guide and support the sector that invests more than $12 billion each year in infrastructure, facilities and services, manages $178 billion in assets, and employs more than 48,000 people across the State.

Elected as a Councillor in 2004 to Boorowa Council, Mrs Tuckerman then become the first female Mayor of Boorowa in 2007. In 2015 she was elected Chair of the Canberra Region Joint Organisation until 2016 when Mrs Tuckerman was subsequently appointed Administrator of the new Hilltops Council. She was again elected as a Councillor in 2017.

Mrs Tuckerman was elected to the Parliament of NSW on 23 March 2019 as the Member for Goulburn.

On 21 December 2021, Mrs Tuckerman was sworn in as Minister for Local Government.

The Minister has a number of responsibilities including Coastal Management, Public Reserves, Graffiti Control, Companion Animals and guiding and assisting the State’s 128 local councils, 13 joint organisations and nine county councils.

Ministers' Awards for Women in Local Government

The Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government celebrate the contribution of women to local government in NSW. In addition to recognising the significant contribution of Award winners, the Awards aim to encourage more women to take on leadership roles in local government in NSW.

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Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government 2020 Winners

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