20-36 End of Year Financial Reporting 2019-20

Category: Circular to CouncilsStatus: Active
Circular Details:Contact: Performance Team / 02 4428 4100 /
Previous Circular: 19-15 19-15 End of Year Financial Reporting 2018-19Attachments: Annexure 1 – For councils and
Annexure 2 – For JOs
Who should read this: General Managers / Finance & Rating Staff / JO ExecutiveAction required: Councils and Joint Organisations to apply the 2018-19 end of year financial reporting arrangements.
PDF Version:Council Circular 20-36 – PDF

What’s new or changing

  • End of year financial reporting information for 2019-20.

What this will mean for your council

  • Councils and Joint Organisations need to review the attached end of year financial reporting information and apply it when completing the Financial Statements and Financial Data Return (FDR).

Key points

  • Annexure 1 provides information to assist councils prepare 2019-20 Financial Statements.
  • Annexure 2 provides information to assist joint organisations (JO) prepare 2019-20 Financial Statements.
  • The Financial Data Return (FDR) will be sent under separate cover with an explanatory email and is available on the Council Portal of OLG’s website.
  • The Financial Statements and FDR are to be sent electronically to OLG by 30 November 2020. Detailed instructions on how and where to email these are included in the Annexures.
  • GST certificates should be emailed to (see Circular 05-26 & 11-23).

Where to go for further information

Tim Hurst
Deputy Secretary, Local Government, Planning and Policy