As of 4 March 2016, the Local Government Act 1995 requires relevant persons who accept a gift worth more than $200 to disclose this gift, in writing, to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) within 10 days of receipt. All contributions to travel over $200 must also be disclosed as do multiple gifts or contributions from the same donor where the total value is over $200.
A relevant person is defined under section 5.74 of the Act as a person who is a council member or a designated employee which includes:
- Council Members;
- The CEO;
- Employees with delegated powers and duties under Part 5, Division 4 of the Act;
- Employees who are members of committees comprising elected members and employees; and
- Other employees nominated by the local government to be designated employees.
A comprehensive list of declarations can be found here.