On 28 November 2019 the Electoral and Other Legislation (Accountability, Integrity and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2019 was introduced to the Queensland Legislative Assembly. Read more about the rolling reform agenda for the local government sector.
Mandatory candidate training
Changes to the Local Government Electoral Act 2011 have introduced the mandatory requirement for training to be completed by all candidates for the 2020 local government elections.
Training can be completed online on the So you want to be a councillor? website. The online training takes around one hour to complete, and contains two modules covering the obligations of candidates and councillors, if elected.
Other candidate training options
In November and early December 2019 face-to-face training sessions were held at 18 locations including Thursday Island, Napranum, Mt Isa, Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Bedourie, Jundah, Longreach, Winton, Richmond, Rockhampton, Maryborough, Boulia, Charleville, Toowoomba, Brisbane and Logan.
Candidates can come to a face-to-face training session below, targeted to Indigenous local government areas.
No bookings are needed to attend. Further details of session times and venues for the training will be updated on this web page soon.
|Cherbourg||28 January 2020|
|Woorabinda||29 January 2020|
|Hopevale||29 January 2020|
|Wujal Wujal||30 January 2020|
|Mornington Island||28 January 2020
29 January 2020
30 January 2020
|Palm Island||4 February 2020
5 February 2020
|Aurukun||To be confirmed|
|Mapoon||5 February 2020|
|Lockhart||5 February 2020|
|Yarrabah||5 February 2020|
|Kowanyama||10 February 2020|
|Pormpuraaw||11 February 2020|
|Doomadgee||11 February 2020
12 February 2020
13 February 2020
|Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council||18 February 2020|
|Torres Strait (Thursday Island)||To be confirmed|
|Torres Strait (outer islands)||To be confirmed|
QSA talks records management
The Queensland State Archives (QSA) and Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) have released Council Records: Guideline for Mayors, Councillors, CEOs and Council Employees.
Watch the webinar to find out more about:
- Why good record keeping is important?
- What is a public record?
- What are the requirements for managing records?
To watch the webinar On Demand click here and follow the instructions below:
- On the registration page, enter your name and email address.
- Click the play icon to view the video On Demand (The video can’t be downloaded. However, there is no limit on the number of times it is viewed.)
- You can click on the information symbol (i) in bottom right corner to download the presentation slides for your reference.
Local Government Learning Centre
The Local Government Learning Centre is an online learning resource for Councillors, Mayors and senior management within the local government sector.
A unique email with username and password has been sent to all Councillors, Mayors and CEOs across Queensland to access the portal.
Alternatively you can contact your regional office.