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As a result of the 2020 Queensland Government elections, this department has undergone a machinery of government. Read more about the new Ministerial portfolios and departmental Directors-General.

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Governance policy templates

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Finance information

Tropical financial statements

To assist local governments, the department prepares a set of illustrative annual financial statements each year. These statements are commonly referred to as ‘Tropical’ and are updated each year to reflect new and amended Australian Accounting Standards and other relevant legislative requirements.

Statutory forms

View forms and certificates for the below matters 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.

  • Register of interest forms
  • General purpose financial certificates
  • Orders to enter property
  • Warrants to enter property

Local laws information and database

View information about key legislative requirements and tips for local law makers, as well as model local laws and a database of all local laws from councils across Queensland.

Other website information

More information

For more information, contact your nearest regional office within the department.

Last updated: 18 Jul 2022