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||Subordinate Legislation||Latest amendments|
|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.||City of Brisbane Regulation 2012|
|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 (De-amalgamation Implementation) Regulation 2013
Local Government Regulation 2012
|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 Regulation 2012||Local Government and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015
The Act amends the Local Government Electoral Act 2011 to ensure a local government Chief Executive Officer (CEO) cannot be the Returning Officer (RO) for a local government election unless the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) appoints the CEO as the RO.