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Declarations of interest

Chief executives, senior executives and their equivalents, and public service employees must declare any interests they, or their partners and/or dependants, hold that have a bearing, or may be perceived to have a bearing, on them doing their role properly and impartially (Sections 101 and 185 of the Public Service Act 2008).

Statutory office holders employed under any Act in a Queensland Government entity (defined in section 24 of the Public Service Act 2008) are required to provide a Declaration of Interests annually under the Declaration of Interests policy and section 72C of the Integrity Act 2009.

Access to declarations of interest.

Requirements and forms

What you have to declare

Interests comprise direct or indirect personal interests, whether pecuniary or non-pecuniary and include:

  • shareholdings in public and private companies
  • family and business trusts and nominee companies
  • bonds, debentures and like investments involving placement of money for a specified period which attracts interest
  • savings and investment accounts with banks, building societies and like organisations
  • partnerships
  • real estate including private residential property
  • directorships on boards or employment by a public or private company
  • other substantial sources of income from employment (except as an employee of the Crown), business undertakings or investments  
  • other interests that may result in, or be seen to result in, a conflict of interest, including indirect pecuniary interests and contingent pecuniary interests.
  • other relevant assets
  • liabilities including mortgages, hire purchase arrangements, personal loans and overdrafts in your name, and/or your partner’s and/or your dependents
  • memberships.

You are not required to declare:

  • income as an employee of the Crown
  • ordinary non-interest bearing cheque accounts
  • credit card accounts
  • credit accounts held with department stores
  • personal use motor vehicles
  • collections (e.g. stamp collections)
  • household and personal effects
  • where you, your  partner and/or your dependents are not beneficiaries of a deceased estate, share-holdings, real estate and beneficial interests and trustee responsibilities as executor or trustee of the estate
  • memberships of industrial organisations and/or political parties