A modern bustling City of over 47 residential suburbs, Blacktown City is home for over 300,000 people, making it the largest city by population in NSW. One in every 70 Australians call Blacktown City home.
60,000 new residents chose Blacktown City as their home in the past 10 years - a trend set to continue for the next two decades as more people discover Blacktown City offers a vibrant family lifestyle, excellent schools, and an abundance of job opportunities.
Today, Blacktown City offers an enviable combination of liveability and commercial success, boasting award-winning residential estates.
Blacktown City is represented by 15 Councillors including the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, who are elected every four years in the Local Government elections to represent and head the Council.
Council provides a weekly household garbage collection service and a fortnightly household recycling collection service.
Planning & Development or phone 9839 6000
Assessment and approval of development activity to achieve consistently high quality development outcomes for Blacktown City are the primary functions of the City Strategy and Development Directorate of Council.
What's on in Blacktown City
With over 300,000 residents, there is always something happening in Blacktown City.
Our highlight events are the Australia Day celebrations on The Rooty Hill every January 25 and the Blacktown City Festival, which is held the last week in May in the Blacktown CBD.
Animal Holding Facility
If you've lost your pet or looking for a new one, then the Blacktown City Animal Holding Facility is the place to start!
415 Flushcombe, Road Prospect (corner of Great Western Hwy) 9839 6161
You can come to the facility any day in person or search online with Council's Pets Online Service
Blacktown City Council acts as a holding facility for other Councils in the Sydney region:
- Auburn Council
- City of Canada Bay Council
- Holroyd City Council
- The Municipality of Hunters Hill
- Lane Cove Council
- Parramatta City Council
- The City of Ryde
- Blacktown City Council Prospect
- Blacktown City Council Kids’ Early Learning Prospect East
- Blacktown City Council Animal Holding Facility
- Blacktown City Council Kids’ Early Learning Prospect West
- Blacktown City Council Blacktown SES
- Blacktown City Council Kids’ Early Learning Seven Hills West
- Blacktown City Council Blacktown Aquatic Centre
- Blacktown City Council Blacktown Arts Centre