On 28 October 2017, the Local Government Amendment (Auditing) Act 2017 was proclaimed, giving the Auditor General the mandate to audit Western Australia’s 139 local governments and 9 regional councils.

The Act allows the Auditor General to now conduct performance audits of local governments. We will take on responsibility for the annual financial audits of local governments as their existing audit contracts expire. By the financial year 2020-21, all local governments will be audited by the Auditor General.

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