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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 to subordinate legislation
City of Brisbane Act 2010 (PDF icon 760 KB) 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 (PDF icon 1.15 MB)  
Local Government Act 2009 (PDF icon 1 MB) 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 (PDF icon 387 KB)

Local Government Regulation 2012 (PDF icon 1.33 MB)
 
Local Government Electoral Act 2011 (PDF icon 903 KB) 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 (PDF icon 289 KB) Local Government Electoral Amendment Regulation (No.1) 2016 SL.No 101

The Explanatory Notes

Local Government Bulletin