Queensland's local governments are involved in a wide range of activities—from delivering key community services, such as roads, water, sewerage and waste treatment, to providing banking, retail, medical, cultural and recreational services.

Most local governments, and the entities that they control, produce annual financial statements. How useful these statements are depends on their quality and the time taken to produce them. Timely and accurate financial reporting is essential for effective decision-making, managing of public funds and assets, and the delivery of public accountability.

Audit Objective

This audit will summarise the results of our financial audits of the Queensland councils and the related entities they control that produced financial statements at 30 June.

Who we might audit

A selection of councils, to be advised.

Parliamentary Committee
Economics and Governance Committee
Audit status
22 April 2021