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On 18 June 2020 the Electoral and Other Legislation (Accountability, Integrity and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2020 was passed by the Queensland Legislative Assembly, with changes coming into effect on 12 October. Read more about the rolling reform agenda for the local government sector.

The department administers the following legislation to provide for the good governance of all Queensland local governments. It ensures local governments are accountable, effective, efficient and sustainable.

Title of principal Act Purpose of principal Act Latest amendments to principal Act Subordinate legislation Latest amendments to subordinate legislation
City of Brisbane Act 2010 To provide for the way in which the Brisbane City Council is constituted and the unique nature and extent of its responsibilities and powers and a system of local government in Brisbane that is accountable, effective, efficient and sustainable. Electoral and Other Legislation (Accountability, Integrity and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2020

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Information paper
City of Brisbane Regulation 2012 Local Government Electoral (2020 Quadrennial Election) Regulation 2020

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Local Government Legislation (Implementing Stage 2 of Belcarra) Amendment Regulation 2019

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Local Government Legislation Amendment Regulation 2019

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Local Government Act 2009 To provide for the way in which a local government is constituted and the nature and extent of its responsibilities and powers and a system of local government in Queensland that is accountable, effective, efficient and sustainable. Electoral and Other Legislation (Accountability, Integrity and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2020

Explanatory notes

Information paper
Local Government Regulation 2012 Local Government Electoral (2020 Quadrennial Election) Regulation 2020

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Local Government Legislation (Implementing Stage 2 of Belcarra) Amendment Regulation 2019

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Local Government Legislation Amendment Regulation 2019

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Local Government Electoral Act 2011 To ensure the transparent conduct of elections of councillors of Queensland's local governments. Electoral and Other Legislation (Accountability, Integrity and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2020

Explanatory notes

Information paper
Local Government Electoral Regulation 2012 Local Government Electoral (2020 Quadrennial Election) Regulation 2020

Explanatory notes

Local Government Legislation (Implementing Stage 2 of Belcarra) Amendment Regulation 2019

Explanatory notes