Political donations

As a result of amendments to the EP&A Act 1979 and Local Government (LG) Act 1993 commencing 1 October 2008, all relevant planning applications (eg, LEPs, Section 94 Plans, DCPs and development applications or modifications) and all relevant public submissions are required to disclose information relating to all reportable political donations and gifts. Any political donation made by a person with a financial interest in the application or submission must be lodged within the period of two (2) years before the application or submission is made and ending when the application is determined.

If the political donations and gifts were made after the application or submission was made, the disclosure must be made within seven (7) days after the donations and gifts were made. The disclosure relates to:

  • all reportable political donations made to any local councillor; and
  • all gifts made to any local councillor or employee.

It is an offence if a disclosure of a reportable political donation or gift is not made.

Below are links to the form you are required to complete to make a disclosure and the Political Donations Register:

Note that in accordance with the Act, your disclosure will be made available to the public via Council's website.

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Page last updated: 14 Aug 2020