Disclosure of Gifts

Gift Register Note Pad and Pen

Disclosure of Gifts - Employee

Regulation 19AF of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 allows the CEO to set a value for acceptable gifts. As detailed in the Shire’s Employee Code of Conduct, the CEO has set this value at $0.

Therefore, the acceptance of gifts by a Shire employee from any associated person undertaking or seeking to undertake an activity involving Local Government discretion, or a person it is reasonable to believe is intending to undertake such activities, is prohibited.

There are limited exceptions to this rule, outlined with the Shire’s Employee Code of Conduct. The only two scenarios in which a Shire employee may accept and declare a gift are:

  • Training and professional development opportunities from commercial entities – opportunities must be under the value of $300 within a one (1) year period.
  • Light refreshments at free training events – non-seated meals and non-alcoholic beverages at free training events only, under the value of $300 within a one (1) year period. 

Disclosure of Gifts - Councillor and CEO

The Shire maintains the following Gift Registers in accordance with the Local Government Act 1995 and associated Regulations. These registers are also available for inspection at Shire's Administration Building.

The Gifts Register contains those disclosures of gifts that have been made by Councillors and the Chief Executive Officer in their official capacity, which are valued over $300 or are two or more gifts with a cumulative value over $300 (where the gifts are received from the same donor in a 12-month period).

To protect the privacy of individuals, the registers published on the website do not include the address disclosed by an individual donor and will instead include the town or suburb mentioned in the address.

Disclosure forms

Councillor and CEO Disclosure of Gifts Declaration Form

Employee Disclosure of Gifts Declaration Form