Examinations and investigations by the Local Government Inspectorate

Examinations by the Local Government Inspectorate.

We can investigate matters relating to council operations and possible offences under the Local Government Act, involving:

  • councillors
  • senior council officers
  • a person subject to the conflict of interest provisions within the Act
  • any individual where the matter relates to electoral provisions within the Act

Make a complaint

Complaints will be assessed to confirm whether they need to be investigated.

We can also investigate concerns found during the council audit process or start an own motion investigation, without receiving a complaint.

Due to the volume of complaints received and the often complex nature of investigations, the process can take some time. Each case is different and therefore specific timeframes cannot be provided.

Where possible, we’ll keep you informed of the progress of the investigation.

More information

Find proactive examinations or trends in recent council examinations.

Reviewed 27 January 2020

Was this page helpful?