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Local government

Local government plays an important role in community governance. As a forum for local decision-making, it helps deliver the Queensland Government's priorities locally and regionally.

  • For councils

    Information and resources for council officers to assist in developing best practice when working in council.

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  • For councillors

    Find out about your legislative requirements as a councillor and how you can best serve your community.

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  • For the community

    Learn how your local government operates to serve your community and how you can nominate for council.

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So you want to be a councillor?

Local government elections are held every four years and on the same date for all 77 councils across Queensland.

By-elections can also be held to fill councillor vacancies that occur between elections.

By becoming a councillor, or even just running for election, you can make a positive difference to your local community. Queensland’s councils need councillors and mayors that reflect the diversity of our communities.

Find out more information  and sign up to access the So you want to be a councillor training.

Councillor training and resources

Sign up to LG Central to access resources to support councils in Queensland:

  • Best practice guidelines
  • Sample policies
  • Checklists
  • Templates
  • Training opportunities
  • FAQs.