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Use the sections below to view a number of forms produced for use by local governments.

The following forms and certificates have been approved by the Director-General of the department for use under the relevant provisions of the Local Government Act 2009 and the City of Brisbane Act 2010 and associated regulations. To meet statutory requirements, local governments must use these documents where required.

Statutory forms for Brisbane City Council

Statutory forms for Brisbane City Council Legislative reference Type and size

General purpose financial statements certificates

Certificates must accompany council's financial statements given to the Auditor-General. The requirements relating to the certificates are set out under the City of Brisbane Regulation 2012 (CoBR). The certificates must be signed by the Lord Mayor and chief executive of Council and be in the following approved form.

Management certificate - Form 5 s202(5) of CoBR PDF icon pdf 20 KB
Certificate of accuracy - current year sustainability statement - Form 6 s202(5) of CoBR PDF icon pdf 18 KB
Certificate of accuracy - long-term sustainability statement - Form 7 s202(5) of CoBR PDF icon pdf 19 KB

Registers of interests

Registers provide transparency in local government decision making by disclosing details on a wide range of financial and non-financial interests of councillors, chief executive officers, senior contract employees of Brisbane City Council and persons closely related to these persons. The requirements relating to registers of interest are set out under the the City of Brisbane Act 2010 (CoBA) and City of Brisbane Regulation 2012 (CoBR) and must be submitted by relevant persons, to the council's chief executive officer or mayor as required, in the following approved forms.

Register of interests of a councillor and their related persons - Form 3

(The PDF version is a sample form provided for guidance only)
s173B of CoBA Word icon word doc 473 KB
PDF icon pdf 664 KB
Register of interests of a chief executive officer, senior contract employee and their related persons - Form 4

(The PDF version is a sample form provided for guidance only)
s270 of CoBR Word icon word doc 477 KB
PDF icon pdf 656 KB

Orders to enter property

Orders may be sought from a magistrate's court to enable access to property for the purpose of undertaking specific works where an owner or occupier has denied access to council employees or their agents. The requirements for applying for an order and executing an order are set out under section 136 of the City of Brisbane Act 2010 (CoBA). An application for an order must be submitted to a magistrate using the following approved form.

Application Court order to enter - Form 2 s136 of CoBA Word icon word doc 143 KB
PDF icon pdf 80 KB

Warrants to enter property

Warrants may be sought from a magistrate's court to enable access to property where there are reasonable grounds to suspect that evidence of an offence under a local government related law may be found. Only an authorised person may apply for a warrant. The requirements for applying for a warrant and executing a warrant are set out under sections 119 and 120 of the City of Brisbane Act 2010 (CoBA). An application for a warrant must be submitted to a magistrate using the following approved form.

Application Warrant to enter - Form 1 s119 of CoBA Word icon word doc 146 KB
PDF icon pdf 77 KB

Statutory forms for all other local governments

Statutory forms for all other local governments Legislative reference Type and size

General purpose financial statements certificates

Certificates must accompany council's financial statements given to the Auditor-General. The requirements relating to the certificates are set out under the Local Government Regulation 2012 (LGR). The certificates must be signed by the mayor and chief executive of the council and be in the following approved form.

Management certificate - entities - Form 1 212(5) of LGR PDF icon pdf 19 KB
Management certificate - Form 2 212(5) of LGR PDF icon pdf 20 KB
Certificate of accuracy - current year sustainability statement - Form 3 212(5) of LGR PDF icon pdf 18 KB
Certificate of accuracy - long-term sustainability statement - Form 4 212(5) of LGR PDF icon pdf 19 KB

Registers of interests

Registers provide transparency in local government decision making by disclosing details on a wide range of financial and non-financial interests of councillors, chief executive officers, senior executive employees of councils and persons closely related to these persons. The requirements relating to registers of interest are set out under the Local Government Act 2009 (LGA) and the Local Government Regulation 2012 (LGR) and must be submitted by relevant persons, to the council's chief executive officer or mayor as required, in the following approved forms.

Register of interests of a chief executive officer or senior executive employee and their related persons - Form 1

(The PDF version is a sample form provided for guidance only)
s292 of LGR Word icon word doc 532 KB
PDF icon pdf 664 KB
Register of interests of a councillor and their related persons - Form 2

(The PDF version is a sample form provided for guidance only)
s171B of LGA Word icon word doc 464 KB
PDF icon pdf 660 KB

Orders to enter property

Orders may be sought from a magistrate's court to enable access to property for the purpose of undertaking specific works where an owner or occupier has denied access to local government employees or their agents. The requirements for applying for an order and executing an order are set out under section 146 of the Local Government Act 2009 (LGA). An application for an order must be submitted to a magistrate using the following approved form.

Application Court order to enter - Form 4 s146 of LGA Word icon word doc 145 KB
PDF icon pdf 75 KB

Warrants to enter property

Warrants may be sought from a magistrate's court to enable access to property where there are reasonable grounds to suspect that evidence of an offence under a Local Government Act may be found. Only an authorised person may apply for a warrant. The requirements for applying for a warrant and executing a warrant are set out under sections 130 and 131 of the Local Government Act 2009 (LGA). An application for a warrant must be submitted to a magistrate using the following approved form.

Application Warrant to enter - Form 3 s130 of LGA Word icon word doc 331 KB
PDF icon pdf 78 KB