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As of 4 March 2016 the City of Perth Act 2016 requires relevant persons who accept a gift worth more than $200 to disclose this gift, in writing, to the 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.

The threshold for disclosures remains the same as do the other disclosures required under the Local Government Act 1995 for the annual return.

A 'relevant person' is defined under section 5.74 of the Local Government Act 1995 as a person who is a council member or a designated employee which includes:

  • mayors
  • presidents
  • council members
  • the CEO
  • employees with delegated powers and duties under Part 5, Division 4 of the Local Government Act 1995
  • employees who are members of committees comprising elected members and employees; and
  • other employees nominated by the local government to be designated employees.

The CEO is required to keep a register of these disclosures and publish the register on the Shire's website.

Register of gifts and contributions to travel

(File size - 97KB)

If you have any questions about the register please contact the Shire's Executive Support Officer on 9576 4600.

To read more from the Department of Local Government about the new requirement please CLICK HERE