Queensland Local Government Grants Commission

The Queensland Local Government Grants Commission (QLGGC) is an independent statutory body which makes recommendations to the State Government Minister for Local Government on the distribution of the Commonwealth's Financial Assistance Grant to local governing bodies (councils).

These recommendations are based on the requirements of the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995 (Commonwealth) and the national principles prescribed under the Act by the Australian Government Minister.

The Financial Assistance Grant is distributed on the basis of horizontal fiscal equalisation or relative need. That is, local governing bodies receive a grant to assist them to function at the average standard for the state.