Local government elected officials

The Authority sets remuneration for elected positions in local government. It also sets the rules for reimbursement of costs met by members in undertaking their duties. Both are unique to each local authority.

The Authority does not set remuneration for Chief Executives of local or regional authorities. That is the responsibility of the local/regional authorities.

Current remuneration for local authority elected members

Information on current remuneration for local authority elected members is in:

Local government remuneration processes

Note: councils are no longer required to obtain the Authority's agreement to changes in their mayors/regional chairs' motor vehicle entitlements and subsequent amendments to their remuneration. If a council provides a vehicle to their mayor/regional chair they should refer to the appropriate clause (motor vehicles for mayors and regional chairpersons) in the new determination effective from 1 July 2019.