Whether you’re wanting to pay your rates, look for community services, or secure a job, we have a wealth of information on living in the Blue Mountains. In this section you can also find information on animals, buying and selling property and waste and recycling.
We value businesses that support the needs of our community. Our City’s diverse range of villages and towns offer businesses a variety of environments in which to operate. Whether you’re interested in learning about what’s driving economic development, finding the right permit, or submitting a tender or quote, you’ll find tools and resources here.
We support a range of programs and dedicated staff, to help meet the needs of all of our community. We love to celebrate our people and their strengths and work together in partnership to achieve shared goals. For more information on people and services in our City, please click on the links.
Council has 105 parks across the Blue Mountains. We provide 29 sportsgrounds and 66 sport courts. We manage over 135kms of walking tracks and 98 lookouts. We own and maintain 5 aquatic centres, 34kms of bike paths, 15km of the Great Blue Mountains Trail, 7 cliff sport precincts, 6 skate parks, 6 natural campgrounds and 2 tourist parks. We also have a BMX bike track and a hang gliding launch pad.
The Blue Mountains is one of only two cities in the world surrounded by a World Heritage Area. It also sits within the Sydney drinking water catchment, servicing 1.7 million people. Get information here on how we manage and help protect our unique environment. We also provide an overview of how you can get involved.
Explore our information and resources on things that you need to consider before building, renovating or subdividing land. Lodge and track your application online and view development applications on exhibition.
The Blue Mountains is home to nearly 80,000 people residing in 27 towns and villages, spread across 100 kilometres of mountainous terrain. A key challenge for us is fostering social and economic well-being, while maintaining and protecting the World Heritage environment that surrounds us.
We’ve updated our Leisure Centres online offering, so you can find what facilities and activities are available near you more easily. Get more information...
Learn about the diversity of native bees with scientist-artist Amelie Vanderstock at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre on Saturday, 2 March. The workshop is for kids aged 6+
We want you to tell us about your experiences of housing locally. We're interested in your thoughts on affordability, housing types currently available and what you would like to see available.
We’re celebrating older people in the Blue Mountains in February with a month-long program of activities. Get more information
See our interactive tools that can be used to help understand current, historical and future population characteristics of the Blue Mountains.
Blue Mountains City Council will partner in Service NSW’s ‘Easy to do Business’ program for those opening or expanding a small business.
Our Leisure Centres are a great spot for birthday parties. Get more information...
Come and join other small business owners at this business planning workshop!
Our Visitor Information Centres are at Glenbrook and Echo Pt, Katoomba...
21 February, 2019
2019 Clean Up Australia Day registrations are now open, so it’s time to check out rubbish hotspots in your...
27 Jan, 2019
Blue Mountains City Council recognised local citizens for their outstanding...
15 Feb, 2019
More than 60 local government representatives, academics and community groups...
23 Jan, 2019
Community infrastructure and public spaces across the Blue Mountains will...
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