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Disclosure of Gifts

A gift is defined under section 5.57 of the Act as a conferral of a financial benefit (including a disposition of property) made by one person in favour of another person unless adequate consideration in money or money’s worth passes from the person in whose favour the conferral is made to the person who makes the conferral. It includes any contributions to travel.

The Local Government Act 1995 requires relevant persons who accept a gift valued more than $300 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. 

The CEO is required to make the register available for public inspection and to publish it on the local government’s official website.

The Register of Gifts and Contributions to Travel can be veiwed here.