Tweed Shire Council was declared on 1 January 1947, following amalgamation of the municipality of Murwillumbah and Shire of Tweed.
With an annual budget of approximately $192 million, we are one of the largest employers in the Tweed. With a workforce of approximately 750 employees we deliver a wide range of programs and services.
Council provides more than 50 services to more than 94,000 residents who call the Tweed home. This includes planning and development, water and wastewater, major and minor works, waste management, natural resource management, community and cultural development, art galleries, recreational facilities, parks and reserves, cemeteries and public pools.
Council is guided by 7 Councillors elected by the community for a term of 4 years. The Mayor is elected by the Councillors in September each year for a 2 year term.
Council meetings and Public Forum sessions are held monthly.
View the ‘Roll of Freeman’ on the Councillors page to see those elected to serve in Local Government in the Tweed from 1902 (including Town/Shire Clerks and General Managers) to current day.
Tweed residents are kept informed by Council's free weekly newspaper the Tweed Link.
Council has offices in Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads. View our office locations and contact details.