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Local government legislation

The roles and responsibilities of Local Governments are regulated by legislation.

Local government delegations

Local governments are able to delegate many of those decisions to respond more effectively to the community and provide for timely, consistent decisions to be made.

Local government capacity building

Capacity building, professional development and training programs are released each year. These programs are tailored for mayors, councillors and local government officers.

Local government assistance to community organisations

Local governments can provide grant assistance directly to community organisations. Learn more about types of grants, reporting requirements and find a checklist for developing and administering community grants.


Councillors and local government employees must always act ethically and within the law.

Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal

The tribunal is an independent body responsible for regularly reviewing and determining the remuneration payable to councillors and for dealing with complaints of serious misconduct by councillors.

Local government elections

Local government elections are held every four years. The Electoral Commission of Queensland is an independent and impartial body set up to run free and democratic elections in Queensland, including local government elections.