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Councillor responsibilities

Elected Councillors in Queensland have roles and responsibilities under the Local Government Act 2009. An overview of best practice information is available to assist councillors and council staff to develop this knowledge, skills and understanding to meet responsibilities and deliver good governance.

Statutory Forms and Checklists

To meet statutory requirements, Local Governments need to complete statutory forms in accordance with the Local Government Act 2009 and the City of Brisbane Act 2010 as well as associated regulations.

Checklists have been developed to assist Local Governments comply with a range of statutory requirements.

Councillors' accountability for ethical and legal behaviour

Councillors must always act with integrity and conduct themselves in an appropriate, professional and ethical way that meets the obligations set out in the Local Government Act 2009 and the City of Brisbane Act 2010 as well as their supporting regulations.

Registers of interest forms

Councillors, chief executive officers, and senior executive employees of councils are required to disclose their financial and non-financial interests and those of persons closely related to them, using these forms. The registers of interest forms can be accessed under Statutory forms.