The Northern Rivers comprises seven local government areas and one county council.

They are:

On 9 May 2018 The Honourable David Hurley, Governor of New South Wales made the Local Government (Regional Joint Organisations) Proclamation 2018.

The Northern Rivers Organisation of Councils has now been formally dissolved and the new Northern Rivers Joint Organisation has been proclaimed to represent the six councils:  Ballina Shire, Byron Shire, Lismore City, Kyogle Shire, Richmond Valley and Tweed Shire Council.

The next Northern Rivers Joint Organisation meeting will be held:

11:00AM, 8 February 2019 at Tweed Shire Council, Murwillumbah Administration Office, Civic and Cultural Centre, 10-14 Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah NSW 2484