Municipal finance

Information, guidance and support for municipal financial management and the preparation of financial and statistical reporting documents.


Part 8 of the Municipal Government Act outlines the framework local councils and administrations must operate within when managing the finances of a municipality. Each municipality and regional services commission must follow specific requirements regarding budgets, borrowing, investing, corporate planning and financial reporting.

Learn more about municipal financial and statistical data.

In focus

Asset management refers to a planned approach for managing and investing in a municipality’s infrastructure.

Find information on municipal financial returns and sample statements for municipalities and regional services commissions.