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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 Amendments to principal Act Subordinate legislation Amendments to subordinate legislation
City of Brisbane Act 2010 The purpose of this Act is 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. Local Government Legislation (Validation of Rates and Charges) Amendment Act 2018 No.4

Explanatory notes

Local Government Bulletin
City of Brisbane Regulation 2012 Local Government Legislation Amendment Regulation (No.1) 2017 SL No. 65

Explanatory notes

Local Government Bulletin
Local Government Act 2009 The purpose of this Act is 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. Local Government Legislation (Validation of Rates and Charges) Amendment Act 2018 No.4

Explanatory notes

Local Government Bulletin
Local Government Regulation 2012 Local Government Legislation Amendment Regulation (No. 1) 2017 SL No. 65

Explanatory notes

Local Government Bulletin
Local Government Electoral Act 2011 The purpose of this Act is to ensure the transparent conduct of elections of councillors of Queensland's local governments. Local Government Electoral (Transparency and Accountability in Local Government) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017 No. 12

Explanatory notes

Local Government Bulletin
Local Government Electoral Regulation 2012 Local Government Electoral (Transparency and Accountability in Local Government) Amendment Regulation 2017 SL No. 127

Explanatory notes

Local Government Bulletin
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