About Us

Corporate Governance

The LGAQ is committed to effective governance practices which reflect accountability, transparency, and professional integrity within a framework based on trust and intellectual honesty.

While less than 20% of the Association is funded by member subscriptions, the LGAQ has for the past number of years fully rebated total subscriptions to councils who are a member of both of the LGAQ’s successful self-insurance schemes – and will continue to do so for the next decade.

In short – there are no costs to ratepayers from the LGAQ operating model. The remainder of the Association’s costs are funded through business initiatives.

Our structure

The LGAQ is a public company incorporated under Commonwealth Corporations Law.

As one of the oldest institutions in Queensland, it is overseen by member councils and administered by a Policy Executive, a group of mayors and councillors who are elected by their peers to represent all regions of Queensland.

  • The Policy Executive has 16 members - 15 district representatives and a President - who meet six times each year.
  • The LGAQ President is elected by member councils and serves a four-year term.
  • The LGAQ Board consists of three Directors and is appointed by the Policy Executive and President.

Checks and balances

  1. The LGAQ and its subsidiary businesses are audited by the Auditor-General of Queensland.
  2. The committee has an independent budget and meets five times a year. A delegate of the Queensland Audit Office also attends these meetings.
  3. The LGAQ is a registered employer organisation, regulated by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.
  4. It is also a public company limited by guarantee under the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.

Membership rebates

Local government in Queensland owns a few successful mutual insurance schemes.

Local Government Mutual Services (LGM)

Through a board of management, the LGAQ as a trustee oversees the administration of these schemes – and returns surpluses to participating councils each year.

It’s estimated that a collective $50 million in total funds will be distributed to member councils over the next decade.

These surplus funds offset the $4.7 million in membership collectively paid by councils to belong to the LGAQ.

Executive Leadership

Together our Board and Polcy Executive set the strategic direction of the LGAQ and our work for members.

Meet Executive Leadership