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Council Gift Register

The Local Government Act 1995 requires a 'relevant person' who accepts a gift worth more than $200, to disclose this gift, in writing, to the Chief Executive Officer 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 Local Government Act as a person who is a Council member or a designated employee which includes:

  • Mayors
  • Presidents
  • Council Members
  • The Chief Executive Officer 
  • Employee to whom any power or duty has been delegated under Part 5, Division 4 of the Act
  • Employee who is a member of a committee comprising council members and employees
  • Other employees as nominated by the local government to be a designated employee

The Chief Executive Officer is required to keep a record of the disclosures by way of a register, which is to be published on the Shire's website, as well as made available for public inspection at the Shire's Administration Building.

Disclosure of Gifts, Notifiable Gifts and Travel Contributions Form

Current Register of Gifts and Contributions to Travel