On 17 May 2018 Parliament passed the Local Government (Councillor Complaints) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2018.

These amendments will provide a simpler, more streamlined system for making, investigating and determining complaints about councillor conduct in Queensland.

The changes will require Local Governments to implement new procedures for dealing with councillor conduct complaints and mandatory Code of Conduct training for councillors in the coming months.

The Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal is established under chapter 6, part 3 of the Local Government Act 2009.

The tribunal is an independent body, made up of three suitably qualified persons appointed by the Governor in Council. It is responsible for regularly reviewing and determining the remuneration payable to councillors and for dealing with complaints of serious misconduct by councillors.

The department provides administrative and secretariat assistance to the tribunal to enable it to effectively perform its responsibilities.

About the tribunal

Find out about the background and purpose of the tribunal, view member profiles and code of conduct information.

Councillor remuneration

Information regarding the remuneration functions of the tribunal, including local government categories and submissions to vary remuneration.

Councillor discipline

The process for complaints about councillor conduct, including complaint referral, dealings with complaints and taking disciplinary action.

Tribunal determinations and reports

View the annual determinations and reports made by the tribunal.

Tribunal consultation

The Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal is commencing its annual remuneration review program to determine the remuneration to be paid to mayors, deputy mayors and councillors from 1 July 2018.

The Tribunal is inviting submissions in relation to remuneration for councillors. Submissions can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to:

Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal
PO Box 15009

The closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday 27 October 2017.

Contact the tribunal

How to contact us with tribunal enquiries: