Disclosure of Gifts & Contributions to Travel

Local Government Act 1995 amendments

As of 4th March 2016. The Act 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. This replaces the previous process of disclosing these in the annual return. 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;

  • 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

To view the public Gift & Travel Register click HERE