Information about Victoria’s 79 local councils and how we work with them.

About Local Government Victoria

Find out about the role of Local Government Victoria in working co-operatively with Victoria's 79 local councils to ensure that Victorians enjoy responsive and accountable council services.

Strengthening councils

Local Government is involved in many projects and programs which you can see within these pages

Governance and accountability

A description of the acts, the extent of their relationship to the action of Local government and links to online versions of the legislation.

Complaints and investigations

The Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate is an independent administrative office established to assess compliance with the Local Government Act, the guiding legislation for Victoria’s councils.

Council funding

The Victoria Grants Commission allocates revenue provided by the Commonwealth Government to municipal councils in Victoria.

Guide to councils

We have put together this guide to help Victorians understand more about local councils and their role.

News and Events

$500,000 for councils shared services

23 October 2014

Councils are invited to apply for funding to assist in the procurement of shared services.

New Sunbury City Council moves ahead

30 October 2014

The new Sunbury City Council has been approved.

Partnership with Timor Leste continues to strengthen

29 October 2014

Senior Timor Leste government officials visited Victoria recently (October 2014) to strengthen local government partnership agreements for economic development and community engagement, as the nation moves to implement a decentralised system of governance to support its national government. 

Page last reviewed on 7 October 2014

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