Foreign arrangements: DFAT reaches out to tardy LGs

Local governments were required to notify the Minister for Foreign Affairs by 10 June of any foreign arrangements entered into on or before 9 March 2021.

Councils that would like to discuss any foreign arrangements that were not notified by the 10 June deadline can contact DFAT’s Foreign Arrangements Taskforce at for assistance. 

The words “Local Government Inquiry” should be included in the title of the email.

Further information about the scheme is also available on the Department of Foreign Affairs website, including guidance on what a foreign arrangement is and a fact sheet on local government’s obligations.