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On 18 June 2020 the Electoral and Other Legislation (Accountability, Integrity and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2020 was passed by the Queensland Legislative Assembly, with changes coming into effect on 12 October. Read more about the rolling reform agenda for the local government sector.

Community guide to local government in Queensland

A guide to the role of local councils, what CEOs and councillors do, meetings and financial management.

Local government reforms

Access up-to-date fact sheets and resources for local government matters affected by local government reforms.

Guidelines, statutory forms, checklists and information

Information and statutory forms for local government compliance requirements.


Check the overall view of the local government areas in Queensland.

Plans, strategies and reports

Access a wide range of documents relating to the department, including agency budget highlights, annual reports, regional plans, local government planning schemes, and much more.