Gifts & Travel Declarations – Public Register

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:

  •  Mayors;
  •  Presidents;
  •  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.