Council Committees and Local Boards

City of Darwin has three Executive Committees which govern Council’s operational activities, as well as a Risk Management & Audit Committee, Administrative Review Committee and a CEO Performance Appraisal Committee. There is also the Town Planning Committee, comprising all Elected Members, which provides strategic direction to council and endorsement of development applications.

Additionally there are a range of Advisory Committees which provide valuable guidance Council. Council also has representation on a wide range of external Committees and Local Boards.

A list of all Council’s Committees and Local Boards is provided below.

For more information about each Committee and Local Board, please check the Elected Members Committee Handbook.

City of Darwin Executive Committees

  • Community & Cultural Services Committee
  • Corporate & Economic Development Committee
  • Environment & Infrastructure Committee
  • Administrative Review Committee
  • Risk Management & Advisory Committee
  • CEO Performance Appraisal Committee

City of Darwin Committees of the Whole

  • Town Planning Committee

City of Darwin Advisory Committees

  • Arts and Cultural Development Advisory Committee (ACDAC)
  • Ambon Sister Cities Committee
  • Anchorage Sister Cities Committee
  • Animal Management Advisory Committee
  • Bombing of Darwin and Military History Advisory Committe
  • Dili Sister Cities Committee
  • Disability Advisory Committee
  • Haikou Sister Cities Committee
  • Kalymnos Sister Cities Community Committee
  • Youth Advisory Group

Outside Committees with LGANT appointed representation


  • Administration and Legislation Advisory Committee
  • Animal Welfare Advisory Committee
  • Code of Conduct Disciplinary Committee
  • Local Government Waste Advisory Board
  • Neighbourhood Watch (NT) Committee
  • NT Water Safety Advisory Committee
  • Remote Active Living Project Working Group


Outside Committees with City of Darwin appointed representation


  • Northern Australia Capital City Committee
  • Council of Capital Cities Lord Mayors (CCCLM)
  • Council of the Ageing NT Board
  • Development Consent Authority (DCA) Northern Territory
  • Local Government Association of the Northern Territory (LGANT)
  • Top End Regional Organisation of Councils (TOPROC)
  • Tourism Top End