Local Government audits

The Auditor-General’s mandate is to conduct financial and performance audits of local government entities in New South Wales councils and aims to generate insights for local government in order to:

  • support reforms aimed at strengthening governance and financial oversight in the sector
  • provide greater consistency in the financial reporting and audit process   
  • improve financial management, fiscal responsibility and public accountability.

The Audit Office works collaboratively with the local government sector and with accredited audit providers to ensure we add value to councils and associated entities, and ultimately to the citizens of New South Wales.

Upcoming events

The Audit Office engages with local government entities regularly. The schedule of events that we will be attending during 2018 can be found here.

Enquiries can also be sent to us by email, or contact the director of auditing your council.

Resources and templates

Presentation packs

Our vision

Our insights inform and challenge government to improve outcomes for citizens.

Our purpose

To help parliament hold government accountable for its use of public resources.

Our values

  • Purpose – we have an impact, are accountable and work as a team.
  • People – we trust and respect others, and have a balanced approach to work.
  • Professionalism – we are recognised for our independence and integrity and the value we deliver.