The Council is a corporate body having perpetual succession. This means that while membership of the Council (the seven elected members) will vary from time to time, the actual operation of the Council will continue unaffected. The seven elected members, a Mayor and six Councillors are elected for a four year term and carry out their duties under the provisions of the Local Government Act and Regulations.
Simply stated, Council is the decision and policy making body whilst Council staff are the means by which these decisions and policies are carried into effect.
Litchfield Council is the local government council responsible for planning and delivery of a range of services, such as:
- Road Maintenance and Upgrades
- Recreation Reserves
- Taminmin Library
- Thorak Regional Cemetery
- Waste and Recycling
- Weed and Roadside Management
These services are available to be used by all residents and visitors to the municipality in carrying out their daily activities.
In July 2008, Litchfield Shire Council was changed to Litchfield Council under a revised Local Government Act (that saw changes in the structure of Local Government across the NT) and is no longer known as a Shire.
On 1 July 2008, Council's responsibilities also included management of the Thorak Regional Cemetery.
Litchfield Council Office and Council Chambers are located at 7 Bees Creek Road, Freds Pass, Northern Territory.