Contact the Local Government Division on 03 6232 7022 or Service Tasmania on 1300 135 513.
Use the Tasmanian Government Directory to find staff contact details
Publications are available in the following areas:
The publications on this page are Portable Document Format (PDF) files and require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Reader is easy to download and is free of charge.
Allowances for Elected Members - Report of a Board of Inquiry into review of councillor allowances - June 2008.(PDF, 420KB)
Annual report guidelines - Good practice guidelines July 08 (PDF, 194 KB)
Local Government Division Annual Report (PDF, 129KB)
Women into Local Government - You can make a difference (PDF, 1.44MB)
Young people and local government:
Council reviews - published in relation to Local Government Board reviews including general reviews of councils and specific reviews of single and joint authorities of councils.
Review of Councillor Numbers Report (July 2012) can be viewed here.
Local Government Board Annual Report 2006-2007 - A report made to the Minister of the Board's activites for 2006-07 (PDF, 324KB)
Local Government Board Annual Report 2005-2006 - A report made to the Minister of the Board's activities for 2005-06. The report identifies trends and examples of leading practice noted by the Board during its conduct of reviews (PDF, 385KB)
Access to information for councillors - Information sheet August 2013 (PDF, 224 KB)
Compliance - Pecuniary interest; Misuse of office; Misuse of information Information sheet August 2013 (PDF, 243 KB)
Council meeting procedures - Information sheet August 2013(PDF, 344 KB)
Councillor allowances - Information sheet 1 November 2013(PDF, 197 KB)
Director of Local Government and Local Government Division Information sheet August 2013(PDF, 183 KB)
General manager - Information sheet August 2013(PDF, 217 KB)
Pecuniary interest - Information sheet August 2013 (PDF, 214 KB)
Representation to councillors - Information sheet August 2013(PDF, 136 KB)
Role of elected members - Information sheet September 2013 (PDF, 233 KB)
The Local Government Association of Tasmania Councillor Resource Kit 2011 (PDF, 632 KB)
Dilapidated Building legislation - Guidance for General Managers Department of Justice, released 24 January 2014 (PDF, 414 KB)
Calculating penalties for late payment of rates - Information sheet December 2013(PDF, 183 KB)
Tasmanian Local Government Asset Management Policy - February 2012
Annual General Meetings - Good practice guideline August 2009
Annual Report Guidelines - Good practice guideline May 2010
Statewide Directions Paper - Review of Council Recreational Vehicle Overnight Camping Services (PDF, 849KB) - May 2012
Fact sheet - The provision of Council recreational vehicle camping services (PDF, 328KB) - May 2012
Community Service Obligations - CSOs policy and guidelines for local government (PDF, 20KB)
Inter-governmental Agreement Establishing Principles to Guide Inter-Governmental Relations on Local Government Matters - an agreement the Tasmanian Government has entered into with the Commonwealth, other states and territories, and the Australian Local Government Association.(PDF, 801KB)
Further information on Competitive Neutrality Principles can be found on the Office of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator webpage and also the following Tasmanian Government PDF documents:
Making by-laws good practice guidelines - 1 - Part II of the Local Government Act 1993 (PDF, 167KB)
Making by-laws good practice guidelines - 2 - Steps in making a by-law (PDF, 139KB)
Making by-laws good practice guidelines - 3 - Regulatory impact statements / Section 156A Local Government Act 1993 (PDF, 344KB)
Making by-laws good practice guidelines - 4 - Penalties and infringement notices - The Monetary Penalties Enforcement Act 2005
Making by-laws good practice guidelines - 5 - Tabling a law in parliament: requirements of the standing committee on subordinate legislation (PDF, 169KB)
Making by-laws good practice guidelines - 6 - When a regulatory impact statement is not required (PDF, 129KB)
Information for owners and council officers (PDF, 148KB)
Information on microchipping dogs (PDF, 146KB)
Information on dangerous and restricted breed dogs (PDF, 184KB)
Your role as a councillor and achieving good governance - information provided at the Local Government Association of Tasmania pre-election workshops from 6 - 9 June.
Some earlier publications and annual reports have been archived to the Tasmanian Government electronic repository, STORS. Use the search function of the State Library of Tasmania catalogue to access these documents. You can contact the Local Government Division or email the DPAC Library firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.