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Norfolk Island Regional Council

What is the Norfolk Island Regional Council?

The Norfolk Island Regional Council comprises five Councillors who are elected on a four year term. The first Norfolk Island Regional Council election was held on 28 May 2016.

The Norfolk Island Regional Council is responsible for all local council-type functions on Norfolk Island including waste management, land rates and planning. The Norfolk Island Regional Council also delivers some state-type functions under an agreement with the department.

A detailed chart listing the Norfolk Island Regional Council's responsibilities is available at the Government Services on Norfolk Island page.

The Norfolk Island Regional Council website is located at norfolkisland.gov.nf.

The Norfolk Island Regional Council can be contacted on 0011 22244 or 0100 (local free call).

Norfolk Island Regional Council audit

In June 2020, the elected members of the Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) requested an independent governance and financial audit of NIRC operations to be undertaken prior to the scheduled 2020 Council elections.

Nexia and Grassroots Connections Australia were engaged to conduct the audit of the governance, operations, financial performance and financial sustainability of NIRC, in line with the terms of reference agreed by the elected councillors.

The independent audit is now complete and the audit reports are publicly available below. Copies of the audit reports have been provided to the NIRC for its consideration.

The findings and recommendations of the independent reports will be considered by NIRC and the Australian Government.