Declare an interest

Queensland Government employees must declare any personal interests (including interests held by a partner or dependants) that have a bearing, or may be perceived to have a bearing, on carrying out their role properly and impartially. See 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) must also declare any interests. See Section 40E of the Integrity Act 2009.

  • Partnerships
  • Memberships
  • 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
  • Real estate including private residential property
  • Directorships on boards or employment by a public or private company
  • If you, your partner or dependants are beneficiaries of a deceased estate, shareholdings, real estate and beneficial interests
  • 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, your partner's name or your dependants’ names

See Guide to declaring interests (PDF, 245 KB) for more.

  • 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
  • If you, your partner or dependents have trustee responsibilities as executor or trustee but are not beneficiaries, of a deceased estate, shareholdings, real estate and beneficial interests
  • Memberships of industrial organisations
  • Memberships of political parties

Chief executives

You must declare your interests:

  • within 1 month of starting your role
  • within 1 month of any significant changes in the interest
  • within 1 month of a significant change in your official responsibilities
  • annually by 31 July.

Complete the Directors-General declaration of Interests form (PDF, 899 KB) or Heads of public service offices declaration of Interests form (PDF, 776 KB) .

Submit your declaration to the Chief Executive of the Public Service Commission (CCE), with copies to the departmental or portfolio ministers and the Queensland Integrity Commissioner. See the Declaration of Interests - Chief executives directive and Declaration of Interests policy.

Senior executives and equivalent

Applies to senior executives (SES), officers on a section 122 contract remunerated at the equivalent SES level or above (not including vehicle or incentive packages), and officers employed by a government entity remunerated at the equivalent SES level or above (not including vehicle or incentive packages).

You must declare your interests:

  • within 1 month of starting your role
  • within 1 month of any significant changes in the interest
  • within 1 month of a significant change in your official responsibilities
  • annually.

Complete the Declaration of interests form (DOC, 191 KB) (when you start your role), a Variation of Interests form (DOC, 167 KB) (for any changes), and a No variation form (DOC, 165 KB) (annually if there are no changes).

Submit your declaration to your chief executive. See Declaration of Interests - Public service employees (other than departmental Chief Executives) directive and Declaration of Interests policy.

Statutory heads

You must declare your interests:

  • within 1 month of starting your role
  • within 1 month of any significant changes in the interest
  • within 1 month of a significant change in your official responsibilities
  • annually.

Complete the Declaration of interests - Statutory heads form (DOC, 184 KB) (when you start your role), a Variation of interests - Statutory heads form (DOC, 167 KB) (for any changes), and No variation Statutory heads form (DOC, 166 KB) (annually if there are no changes).

Submit you declaration to the appropriate Minister or Parliamentary committee and the Integrity Commissioner. See Section 40E of the Integrity Act 2009.

Public service employees

You may be asked to declare your interests. See Declaration of Interests – Public service employees (other than departmental Chief Executives) directive. Speak to your supervisor or HR team.

If you are asked to declare your interests, complete the Declare an interest – non-executive employees form (DOC, 189 KB) . If you have declared your interests and need to make changes to your declaration, use the Vary a declaration of interest - non-executive employees form (DOC, 167 KB) . Submit these to your supervisor.

The delegate you submit your declaration to must assess your interests against the duties and responsibilities of your role. They will determine if there are any actual, potential or perceived conflicts.

If a conflict of interest exists, the delegate will assess the conflict and determine if you can appropriately manage it and resolve the conflict in the public interest.

See Conflicts of interest for more.

You can access Queensland Government Chief Executive declarations online. See our Declarations of interest register.

For all other Queensland Government employees, and spouses and dependants of government employees, you need to request access under either the:

If you request access to someone else’s information, the employing agency will consult with the employee who made the declaration before releasing it. They will also consider whether disclosure is in the public interest.

It is unlikely that it would be in the public interest to disclose a government employee’s declaration of interest to an outside party.

You’d need to provide evidence that demonstrates it is in the public interest. For example, evidence that indicates the employee may have engaged in misconduct or negligent, improper or unlawful conduct.

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