Malta is subdivided into 5 regions. The Regional Level of Government is relatively young as a system of governance in Malta. Five Regional Councils were established and set-up through the amendment of the Local Councils Act in 2019 which established the Southern (Nofsinhar) Regional Council as one of the 5 Regional Councils of the Maltese Islands (Article 37B of the Local Council Act).
The functions of the Regional Councils are established by the Ministry for the National Heritage, Arts and Local Government in the form of regulations following consultation with the Local Councils Association.
Each region has a Regional Council, which consists of a Regional President, a Deputy President, an Executive Secretary and between 10 and 14 members.
Reġjun Nofsinhar is composed of fourteen Local Councils – Ħal Qormi, Ħaż-Żebbug, Is-Siġġiewi, Birżebbuġa, Il-Gudja, Ħal Għaxaq, Il-Ħamrun, Ħal Kirkop, Ħal Luqa, L-Imqabba, Il-Qrendi, Ħal Safi, Santa Luċija, Iż-Żurrieq.
The Regional Council is composed by the mayor of each locality. The council is presided by the President Mr. Jesmond Aquilina. Mr. David Michael Schembri occupies the post of Deputy President.
The Administration Office of the Southern Region is situated in Ħal Qormi. The Regional Tribunal is part of the administration building.