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19-15 End of Year Financial Reporting 2018-19

Date: Monday 15th July 2019
Category: Council Circular

Circular Details

Circular No 19-15 / 15 July 2019 / A647408

Previous Circular

 18-17 End of Year Financial Reporting 2017-18

Who should read this

General Managers / Finance & Rating Staff / JO Executive


Performance Team / 02 4428 4100 /

Action required

Councils and Joint Organisations to apply the 2018-19 end of year financial reporting arrangements.

PDF Version of Circular

 19-15 End of Year Financial Reporting 2018-19



What’s new or changing

  • End of year financial reporting information has been updated for 2018-19.


What this will mean for your council

  • Councils 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 2018-19 Financial Statements.
  • Annexure 2 provides information to assist joint organisations (JO) prepare 2018-19 Financial Statements.
  • The Financial Data Return (FDR) was emailed to councils on 5 July 2019.
  • The Financial Statements and FDR are to be sent electronically to OLG by 31 October 2019. Detailed instructions on how and where to email these are included in the Annexures.
  • GST certificates should be emailed to (see Circular 11-23).


Where to go for further information



Melissa Gibbs

Acting Deputy Secretary, Local Government, Planning and Policy






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