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Municipal finance

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

Services and information

Find recent and archived financial data for municipalities.

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

Instructions on how municipalities can submit a Statistical Information Return.

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


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.

Find out more about municipal finance.