A Personal Interests Return is a record of private interests of a person in public office that assists in improving transparency and public trust in local government. It is a requirement under Division 3 (Sections 132 to 136) of the Local Government Act 2020 that specified persons lodge an Initial Personal Interests Return, and Biannual Personal Interests Returns. Specified persons required to complete Personal Interests Returns are Councillors, members of delegated committees, the Chief Executive Officer, and Officers nominated by the Chief Executive Officer if they have a statutory or delegated power, duty or function.

Regulations 8 and 9 of the Local Government (Governance and Integrity) Regulations 2020 (the Regulations), detail the information to be disclosed in each return.

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