Primary & Annual Returns

The Local Government Act 1995 requires elected members and employees to make decisions in the best interests of the community, and decision-making must be transparent, accountable and free from bias or conflicts of interest.

Elected members and employees with delegated authority must disclose certain personal information when they commence at the Shire and every subsequent year while either elected, or employed at the Shire. These disclosures are called primary returns and annual returns.

A primary return is a snapshot of personal financial information as it exists upon the start date of an elected member or an employee. An annual return retrospectively discloses any changes to the information previously disclosed, or any new interest information to disclose since completing their last return.

In accordance with the Local Government Act 1995 and the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 local governments are required to publish a list of elected members and employees (by position) that lodged a primary return and annual return for each financial year.

Primary and Annual Returns Register 2021-2022

Councillor Training Register

Section 5.127 of the Local Government Act 1995 requires the CEO to publish this report on the local government’s official website within 1 month after the end of the financial year to which the report relates.

Councillor Training Register 2022-2023

Gifts & Travel Contributions Register

In accordance with the recent changes to the Local Government Act 1995, any gift or contribution to travel which is worth more than $200.00 (two hundred dollars) must be declared to the CEO within ten days of receipt and must be published on the Council’s official website and also made available in the Council’s premises.

The Shire of Collie Employee Code of Conduct states that, as from March 2022, the CEO has determined the threshold amount for prohibited gifts is $50 (including GST).

Gift Register – Shire of Collie

Complaints Register

Shire of Collie Complaints

Elected Member Remuneration


Declaration of Interest Register

In accordance with Section 5.60A, 5.60B and 5.65 of the Local Government Act 1995 and Clause 34C of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations, disclosures of Financial, Proximity or Impartiality interest are registered.

Financial interest
A financial interest is where it is reasonable to expect that a matter being considered will result in a financial gain, loss, benefit or detriment for the person declaring the interest.

Proximity interest
A proximity interest in a matter is where the matter being considered involves redevelopment or other changes of use of land that adjoins or has a common boundary or is directly across a thoroughfare to any land belonging to the person making the declaration of interest.

Indirect financial interest
An indirect interest is where a matter being considered by the local government relates to another person with which the person making the declaration has a financial relationship.

Impartiality interest
An impartiality interest is where there is an actual or perceived relationship that could adversely affect the impartiality of the person making the decision, and includes family, friends or membership of an association.

Declaration of Interest Register 2022-2023