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Governance policy templates

Compliance checklists

Finance information

Tropical financial statements

To assist local governments, the department prepares a set of illustrative annual financial statements each year. These statements are commonly referred to as ‘Tropical’ and are updated each year to reflect new and amended Australian Accounting Standards and other relevant legislative requirements.

Statutory forms

View forms and certificates for the below matters approved by the Director-General of the department for use under the relevant provisions of the Local Government Act 2009 and the City of Brisbane Act 2010 and associated regulations.

  • Register of interest forms
  • General purpose financial certificates
  • Orders to enter property
  • Warrants to enter property

Local laws information and database

View information about key legislative requirements and tips for local law makers, as well as model local laws and a database of all local laws from councils across Queensland.

Community grants portal

The Grants to Local Government Model is a simple, adaptable and coordinated model making it easier for councils to apply for grants, deliver projects and report on progress. The model means councils can focus on delivering important infrastructure, boosting jobs and increasing liveability for their communities.

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More information

For more information, contact your nearest regional office within the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs.