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As a result of the 2020 Queensland Government elections, this department has undergone a machinery of government. Read more about the new Ministerial portfolios and departmental Directors-General.

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What help is available?

Resources and fact sheets

View resources and fact sheets for candidates and councillors.

Electoral Commission of Queensland

The Electoral Commission of Queensland is the independent authority set up to ensure impartial and democratic elections in Queensland, including local government elections.

The ECQ is responsible for:

  • appointing a returning officer for each local government area who is responsible for the conduct of the election for that area, from taking candidate nominations to counting the votes and formally declaring the successful candidates
  • managing the electoral roll for voters
  • managing candidates’ disclosures of donations and expenditure
  • reviewing complaints about candidate conduct during the elections.

For more information on elections and candidate obligations contact the Electoral Commission of Queensland.

What training and professional development is available?

The department provides a range of online learning resources and training programs to assist councillors and mayors in carrying out their roles.

If you are successful in being elected as a councillor or mayor, training packages will be made available to you from the department.

Individual councils may also provide training programs for councillors. You will be encouraged as a new councillor to discuss your training requirements with your council.

Contact us

If you require any other assistance, please contact us using the contact details below:

T: 07 3452 7148
P: PO Box 15009, City East, Queensland 4002

Translation services

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) is available to assist people from non-English speaking backgrounds.

The TIS website provides useful information for those wishing to use this service. Telephone 13 14 50.

The National Relay Service (NRS) is a government initiative that allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment to make and receive phone calls.  Telephone: 13 36 77

Last updated: 09 Nov 2021