About Us

McLeods is the only law firm in Western Australia that specialises principally in local government law. 

We have been representing local governments throughout the State for over 35 years and have considerable expertise in general local government law and planning, administrative, property, environmental and native title law. 

Our major focus is on providing relevant and practical services from an informed perspective.

We maintain close links with the industry and industry bodies such as Local Government Managers Australia, the Western Australian Local Government Association, the Urban Development Institute of Australia, the Planning Institute of Australia and the Local Government Planners Association. 

Members of the McLeods team have developed and taught undergraduate and post graduate courses in administrative, constitutional, town planning and property law at the University of Western Australia, Murdoch University and Curtin University


As WA’s pre-eminent local government law firm and a WALGA Preferred Supplier of legal services, we represent:

  • All metropolitan local governments
  • A large majority of non-metropolitan local governments 
  • Many regional local governments
  • Local Government Managers Australia

In addition to local governments, our other public sector clients over the years have included a range of State Government departments, universities, statutory agencies and parliamentary committees.

As part of our commitment and contribution to local government in this State, we are delighted to be a Foundation Sponsor of LGMA.