Stretching from Palm Beach to Manly, the Northern Beaches boasts more than half of all the beaches in Sydney and a population of more than 266,000.                                       

Living on the Northern Beaches means checking surf conditions from the office and taking your children to the beach after school. It’s about busy sportsfields, bush walking and bike trails on the weekend. It’s an active lifestyle with clean waterways, beautiful wildlife and vibrant events backed by great services and infrastructure.

Northern Beaches Council is committed to delivering the highest quality service, valued and trusted by our community.


View the list of awards we've won since amalgamation.

Organisation structure

View the departments that make up the organisation structure.

Wards and suburbs

Northern Beaches Council has five wards. See the suburb listing for each ward.

Council vision and values

Safe, inclusive and connected, our community lives in balance with our extraordinary environment and with each other.


View the partnership agreements and opportunities in events and programs run by Northern Beaches Council.

Sister Cities

Meet our Sister Cities, and find out how our relationships promote friendship, cooperation and cultural exchange between communities around the world.

Extraordinary Together

Our identity may be new but our aspirations to preserve and enhance our unique and beautiful environment remain the same.

Mr Ray Brownlee, PSM, MBA, B.E (Hons)

Ray Brownlee is the former General Manager of Randwick City Council and a highly regarded chief executive and local government professional in New ...

A Child Safe Organisation

Northern Beaches Council is a child safe organisation and is committed to ensuring that children and young people with whom we have contact are safe...