Resources for CEOs and council officers
Governance policy templates
- Model meeting procedures (minimum standards) ( 300.5 KB)
- Best practice meeting standing orders (optional meeting standards) ( 404.2 KB)
Log in to LG Central to access further governance policy templates.
Log in to LG Central to access a variety of checklists to support annual reporting, budgets, rates and more.
Log in to LG Central to access information on annual financial reporting, local government borrowings program, financial arrangements and more.
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. These statements are available on LG Central.
Log in to LG Central to access 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 the model local laws and a database of all local laws from councils across Queensland.
Other website information
- Local government legislation and governance
- Councillor code of conduct
- Administrative support staff and councillor advisors
- Councillor remuneration
- Online councillor training
Last updated: 15 Feb 2023