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Compliance checklists

Local governments must comply with a range of statutory requirements prescribed by the Local Government Act 2009 and the Local Government Regulation 2012. A range of checklists have been developed to assist local governments comply with these.

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ChecklistType and size
Registers, policies and publications checklistt
A checklist listing policies, processes and records that councils must have in place to comply with local government legislation.
PDF icon 107 KB
Annual Report
A checklist to assist councils in the preparation of annual reports for the 2019–20 financial year.
PDF icon 112 KB
Annual Report
A checklist to assist councils in the preparation of annual reports for new annual report disclosure requirements commencing from the 2018–2019 financial year.
PDF icon 102 KB
Budget Checklist 2020–21
A checklist to assist councils to levy rates and charges for the 2020–21 financial year.
PDF icon 87 KB
Rates and Charges Checklist 2020–21
A checklist to assist councils in the preparation of budgets for the 2020–21 financial year.
PDF icon 150 KB
Registers, policies and publications checklist
A checklist listing policies, processes and records that councils must have in place to comply with local government legislation.
PDF icon 133 KB
Budget Meeting Checklist 2020–21
A checklist to assist councils comply with budget meeting requirements for the 2020–21 financial year
PDF icon 90 KB
Planning, financial management and accountability
A checklist to assist local government staff meet statutory obligations and timelines in relation to planning, financial management, providing public access to key documents, and internal audit functions.
Word icon 173 KB

Policy templates

View the templates below created to help local governments develop policies, guidelines etc required under legislation.

Model meeting procedures (PDF, 262KB)
Procedures available for Queensland local governments to adopt as a minimum mandatory procedure or as a guide to develop compliant customised meeting procedures.

Standing Orders for Council Meetings including Standing Committees ‘Best Practice Guide’ (DOC, 512KB)
Template best practice guide for Queensland local governments to adopt as additional standing orders for council meetings.

Example investigation policy (DOC, 274KB)
Example policy available for local governments to adopt as a mandatory investigations policy for dealing with complaints about councillor conduct in Queensland..

Supporting information for developing administrative support guidelines (PDF, 215KB)
Supporting information containing matters councils should consider when developing guidelines for councillor administration support staff.

Sample councillor advisor role description (DOC, 267KB)
Sample position description and responsibilities for councillor advisor advertisements.