The Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal must establish categories of local governments to enable it to decide the remuneration that is to be paid to mayors and other councillors in each category of local government (section 241, Local Government Regulation 2012).

Establishing categories

The tribunal must consider the following criteria in establishing the local government categories (section 242, Local Government Regulation 2012):

The tribunal may also consider other factors that it considers relevant to the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the local government, such as:

Reviewing categories

The tribunal must review local government categories once during each local government four-year term. The review must be completed before 1 December of the year before the next local government election (section 243, Local Government Regulation 2012).

Tribunal report on local government categories and remuneration

When the tribunal makes a decision about remuneration, it must prepare a remuneration schedule and publish it in the Queensland Government Gazette. The tribunal must also prepare a report about the schedule and give a copy of the report and the schedule to the Minister for Local Government.

View the tribunal's most recent report.