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Gift and travel changes

Last updated: 7/07/2016 6:18 PM
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Online reporting of gifts and travel contributions is now mandated throughout the local government sector under new legislation that took effect in March.

The changes to the Local Government Act 1995 require elected members and senior staff to disclose gifts and travel contributions within 10 days and for the information to be easily accessible on the council's website.

Previously, the Act only required disclosures of gifts and contributions to travel in the receiver's annual return.

More information about amendments to the gift and travel disclosure provisions and what the changes mean for local governments is available in Circular 04-2016 and Governance Bulletin Issue 11.