Councillor expenses and allowances

Councillor Expenses and Allowances

The Local Government Act 1989 provides that the Mayor and Councillors across the state are:

  • paid an allowance

  • given tools (like phones and laptops) and

  • provided with support (like travel and child care expenses).

The (PDF, 120KB)Councillor Entitlements Policy(PDF, 164KB) details the level of resources and support Councillors are entitled to.

Council reports expenses and allowances in the annual report, but we also post regular reports on this page throughout the year.

The main categories of Councillor expenses in these reports are:

  • Councillor allowances: statutory allowances for the Mayor and Councillors

  • Parking costs: reimbursement of parking fees while on official business

  • Travel expenses: public transport costs and reimbursement to Councillors for kilometres travelled in their private vehicles associated with Council related travel

  • Motor vehicle: costs associated with use of the mayoral vehicle

  • Mobile phone: the costs associated with official Councillor mobile phone usage

  • Internet: costs of official internet provision and usage

Any contributions that are paid by Councillors towards phone and internet usage are also included in the report. Some payments (like travel costs) are reported when they are paid out rather than when incurred, so figures quoted may be from a previous period.

Councillor Allowances and Expenses Reports

1 April 2019 to 30 June 2019(PDF, 89KB)

1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019(PDF, 88KB)

1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 (PDF, 92KB)

1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018(PDF, 136KB)

1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018(PDF, 136KB)

1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018(PDF, 136KB)

1 October 2017 to 31 December 2017(PDF, 308KB)

1 July 2017 to 30 September 2017(PDF, 311KB)

1 April 2017 to 30 June 2017(PDF, 436KB)

3 November 2016 to 31 March 2017(PDF, 499KB)