Media release: Credit card management in Local Government

The Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, released a report today examining credit card management in Local Government.

The audit was in response to a letter from the then Minister for Local Government in November 2018. The audit assessed the effectiveness of credit card management practices in six councils, including in the areas of policies, procedures, compliance and monitoring.

The audit found that all six councils had gaps in their credit card policies and procedures. The Auditor-General recommended that the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment publish guidelines on credit card management for the Local Government sector. The report also generated insights for the Local Government sector with respect to credit card management.

Further information

Please contact Ian Goodwin, Deputy Auditor-General on 9275 7347 or by email