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Cumberland Council
New South Wales
Population 219,312 (2015) (15th)
 • Density 3,046/km2 (7,890/sq mi)
Established 12 May 2016 (2016-05-12)
Area 72 km2 (27.8 sq mi)
Administrator Viv May PSM
Council seat Merrylands
Region Greater Western Sydney
State electorate(s)
  • Auburn
  • Fairfield
  • Granville
  • Prospect
Federal Division(s)
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Website Cumberland Council
LGAs around Cumberland Council:
Parramatta Parramatta Parramatta
Blacktown Cumberland Council Strathfield
Fairfield Canterbury-Bankstown Canterbury-Bankstown

The Cumberland Council is a local government area located in the western suburbs of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The Council was formed on 12 May 2016 from the merger of parts of the Auburn City, the former Parramatta City, and Holroyd City councils.

The Council comprises an area of 72 square kilometres (28 sq mi) and at the time of its establishment had an estimated population of 219,147.

The Administrator of the Cumberland Council is Viv May PSM, until the elections for councillors to take place on 9 September 2017.

The first Special Meeting of Cumberland Council was held on 19 May 2016, at the Granville Town Hall, with subsequent Council meetings alternated between the Merrylands Administration Building and Auburn Civic Centre.

Suburbs and localities in the local government area

Suburbs in the Cumberland Council area are:



There are eight libraries located throughout the local government area, including:

  • Auburn
  • Granville
  • Greystanes
  • Guildford
  • Lidcombe
  • Merrylands
  • Regents Park
  • Wentworthville
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