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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.

The Queensland Government’s Local Government Division is now part of the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.

Training and resources

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The system of local government must be accountable, effective, efficient and sustainable and consistent with the local government principles contained in the Local Government Act 2009 and the City of Brisbane Act 2010.


Local governments are responsible for the sustainable development and management of assets and infrastructure, and delivery of effective services.


Local laws are statutory instruments made by local governments to regulate a broad range of issues within their communities.

Grants and subsidies

The department administers a number of grants and subsidies programs for Queensland councils and show societies.


Information to assist residents with an understanding of how council works, elections, meetings and council accountability.

Local government directory

The Queensland Local Government Directory provides contact details and locality maps for Queensland's 77 local governments.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2022